More End Punctuation Questions

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This lesson covers end punctuation: that is, the punctuation marks that come at the end of a sentence. These are the period, the question mark, and the exclamation point.


period is the most common end punctuation. It is used to end any sentences that are not direct questions or exclamation. A period is used for a basic sentence like this one.


question mark is used after a direct question, like What’s the capital of France? Question marks are also used after polite requests, as in May I please have your phone number?


An exclamation point is used after a passionate or urgent sentence or phrase, like Wow! or Look out behind you!