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Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 583

Clear explanations of the usage of punctuations&exercis es on the 2.page.HUGS!
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 495

Working with the Dictionary (5) - focus on Punctuation
Knowing how to work with the dictionary is an important tool to develop students´ autonomy. Inspired by Longman´s Active Study Dictionary Worksheets, I created one more worksheet with 4 simple exercises: matching the punctuation marks with their names; identifying the punctuation mark according to its use; punctuating sentences; punctuating a para...
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 461

Simple rules for writing the capital letters plus a task and the key. The file was too big to include the B&W version, so I´m uploading that one, too. Hope you like it! Have a nice day!
Level: elementary
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 438

Punctuation Worksheet 1
Worksheet in which students are asked to punctuate sentences. Easy to use. Answer Key is provided. Hope you find it helpful. :)
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 418

It´s a matching exercise to practise Present Perfect (regular & irregular verbs). First the students complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the box. Then they have to match the sentences to the pictures. B&W version and KEY included. Hope U find it useful.
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 418

Apostrophes: how to use apostrophes to show possession
** On the preview some text looks to be hidden, once downloaded it´s all there! I double checked :-) Having messed up recently with my own misunderstanding of the correct way to use an apostrophe to show possession. I thought I had better brush up. :-) This covers the basics for an elementary to intermediate level. Of course there are exception...
Level: elementary
Age: 5-11
Downloads: 392

Punctuation. EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND Worksheet of the APOSTROPHE. Simple but in detail. CONTRACTIONS; POSSESSIONS; PLURALS of Alphabet Letters. NUMEROUS examples and easy exercises - Family, and Opposites - in SIX PAGES of black-and-white script. POSSESSION is FULLY EXPLAINED. Students LOVE it!
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 386


Punctuating Titles

When it comes to punctuating titles, you must either use underlining, use italics, or use quotation marks. You will only use italics-- the slanted writing-- when you type. However, you need to know that italics and underlining are used for the SAME TYPES OF TITLES!
  • They are both used with titles of LONG works of literature, drama, and other media.
  • If you write something that has been typed in italics, you MUST UNDERLINE it.
  • You will also need to use them with the names of trains, ships, airplanes, or space ships/rockets.

On the other hand, if a title is a short work of literature, drama, or other media, you must use QUOTATION MARKS around the title.




Title of a novel
      Ex: Frankenstein
Title of a Short Story
     Ex: "The Open Window"

Title of a book

     Ex: Psychology and Consumer Science

Title of a Chapter

     Ex: "The Civil War"

Title of an Anthology or Collection of Works

     Ex: An Introduction to Literature

Title of an Essay

     Ex: "How to Write an Essay"

Title of Magazine or Scholarly Journal

     Ex: Invention Today

Title of an Article in a Magazine or Journal

     Ex: "The Invention of the Digital Camera"

Title of Newspaper

     Ex: The Athens Banner

Title of an Article in a Newspaper

     Ex: "Clarke County Raises Scores"

Title of Plays

     Ex: Othello


Title of an Epic or Long Poem

     Ex: The Odyssey

Title of a Short Poem

     Ex: "By the Seaside"

Title of a Film

     Ex: Edward Scissorhands

Title of a Chapter on a DVD

     Ex: "A Story about Snow"

Title of a Television Series

     Ex: Star Trek

Title of Individual Episode in a T.V. Series

     Ex: "The Trouble with Tribbles"

Title of an Album, CD, Record, or Cassette

     Ex: The Moody Blues Greatest Hits

Title of a Song

     Ex: "Tuesday Morning"
Exercise: Choose the correct punctuation for each title.
1. Did you read the short story The Black Cat?
2. I watched the opera Madam Butterfly.
3. Do you still get the newspaper The Athens Banner?
4. We read about the ship the Titanic.
5. One episode of The Closer called The Wedding was so funny.
6. Justin Hayward was the lead singer on The War of the Worlds musical.
7. Judy Garland sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
8. Come watch the play Othello.
9. The movie Dream Girls is really good.
10. My magazine Archeology has not come.



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