A great tip to follow when learning new forms of punctuation is to
always read sentences aloud, if you are not sure how it should be punctuated.
Punctuation marks are put in place in writing to demonstrate to the reader how a passage was constructed and how it should be read. A comma tells us to take a slight pause. The exclamation mark tells us that the writer had strong feelings coming off a sentence. The period tells us that a thought has ended. A question mark, well, tells us we are looking for a response. When we want to connect two sentences or thoughts, we use a semi-colon. Students have a great deal of difficulty with that symbol's usage. These worksheets will help students master the proper punctuation of various sentences.