Basic Writing Skills


Periods, Commas, and Question Marks (2)

Study the following rules of punctuation.

  1. Put a period at the end of a sentence. (You can also use a question mark or an exclamation point).
Mistake Correct

I went to the store

I went to the store.


  1. Put a space after a period or comma (not before).
Mistake Correct

I like running .I like tennis .

I like running. I like tennis.

I like cake ,and I like pizza.

I like cake, and I like pizza.


  1. After a question, use a question mark.
Mistake Correct

What is your name.

What is your name?

Why are you late.

Why are you late?