Punctuation marks on a page are similar to signs on a road. They guide you and direct you.

1. A full stop ( . ) ends a declarative or imperative sentence.

I live in Pasadena.
They don’t live in Pasadena.
Listen to me.
Don’t drink and drive.
Please come here.
 Eat your vegetables.

2. A question mark ( ? ) ends an interrogative sentence and questions.

Do you live in Pasadena?
Don’t you like chocolate ice cream?

3. An exclamation mark ( ! ) ends an exclamatory sentence (a sentence that contains a lot of emotion).

Don’t call me again!

4. A comma ( , ) separates items in a list.

I like coffee, soda, milk, and tea.
Sara, Maria, Robert and Steven will eat lunch.

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