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Punctuation is the system of symbols that we use to separate sentences and parts of sentences, and to make their meaning clear.
Each symbol is called a punctuation mark.
For example (., ! – : etc)
Capitalization is the writing of a word with its first letter as an upper case and the remaining letters in lower case.
The following are the cases when capitalization is used:
Abbreviations begin with a capital letter.
(i) Titles of persons
Indirect speech is used to refer to a person’s words without quoting him or her exactly.
It is also referred to as indirect quotation or reported speech.
The original spoken words are not repeated.
The exact meaning is given without repeating the speaker’s words.
Direct speech is used to give a speaker’s exact words.
It is also referred to as direct quotation.
Direct speech is always enclosed within quotation marks.
Examples: Hemedi announced, “My aunt works in a biscuit factory ” “Creating jobs will be my first priority” the governor said.
A comma always separates the quoted words from the speaker’s name, whether the name comes before or after the quotation
KINDS OF SENTENCES.
There are five kinds of sentences classified according to their end marks and the different jobs they do:
(i) Declarative sentences
(ii) Interrogative sentences
(iii) Exclamatory sentences
(iv) Imperative sentences
(v) Conditional sentences