After making big changes to improve your essay, you need to make little changes (editing) to correct any remaining errors. You'll look for problems with sentences, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, usage, and spelling. The following activities will help you edit and publish your writing.
Editing End Punctuation
Sentences end in a period, question mark, or exclamation point. These punctuation marks are like traffic signs because they signal that a sentence has come to a stop. Here are the rules for using these marks.
- Use a period at the end of a statement.
Thirty-five third graders in the school answered two questions.
- Use a question mark at the end of a question.
What is your favorite ocean mammal?
- Use an exclamation point to show strong emotion.
They crack oysters open on rocks on their bellies!
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