This video shows how to identify and recognize the seven most-common pieces of punctuation: the period (full stop), comma, semicolon, colon, apostrophe, quotation marks, and parentheses. I touch on some uses but will delve into each piece of punctuation (and others) later in this series. Each piece of punctuation will receive its own video!
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Learn how to use quotation marks to title things like poems, songs, and episodes of TV shows. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/italics--underlines--and-quotes/ Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/v/parentheses Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/v/italics-and-underlining Punctuation on Khan Academy: Punctuation is the collection of squiggles, dots, and lines that we use to separate sentences and their parts. Is a question mark punctuation? Yes, and so is an exclamation point! About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to KhanAcademy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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What will I learn? How to use speech marks to punctuate what characters are saying. Questions: What are speech marks also known as? Where does the end punctuation go in a sentence with direct speech? ---------------------------- Looking for FREE teaching resources? Visit https://goo.gl/3W5Bsl for engaging resources for pupils at Foundation to Upper Key Stage 2, including: videos, interactive activities, quizzes and worksheets.
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http://www.engvid.com You see them all the time, but do you know how to use them correctly? In this lesson we go over the basic punctuation marks used to end a sentence. I also teach you to identify and avoid the run-on sentence, which is a common mistake ESL students and native speakers make in their writing. Watch this lesson to learn the quick and easy rules for using the period, exclamation mark, and question mark! Then take the quiz on it here: http://www.engvid.com/learn-punctuation-period-exclamation-mark-question-mark/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com again. My name's Adam. Today, I'm responding to some requests for punctuation lessons. So, today's lesson is about punctuation. I'm going to focus on the period, the exclamation mark, and the question mark. Now, you're thinking: why am I beginning with these three? Because these are the ends of sentences. Right? These always come at a very specific point in the sentence, always at the end, always with a clear purpose. What is the purpose? A period ends a sentence. Seems simple enough, everybody knows this. Correct? But it's not that simple. Many, many times I've seen students writing and not putting the period in the correct place. What... Another thing you have to remember about the period is what comes after it is always a capital letter. Okay? Many people forget the capital after a period. A period ends a sentence which means it ends a complete idea. Whatever comes after the period is already a new idea. Of course, one idea flows to the next idea; one idea builds on the previous idea, but they are two separate ideas. When you have completed your sentence, when you have completed your idea - put a period. And British people call this: "a full stop". Same idea, means: full stop, done, next idea. Okay? With a capital letter. Always don't forget the capital letter. Or never forget the capital letter. Okay? Another thing to remember about the period is that once you have a sentence with a complete independent clause and you don't have another independent clause with a conjunction, "and", "but", "so", "or", etcetera or a semi-colon-this is a semi-colon-that means your sentence is finished. If you have two independent clauses in a sentence and you don't have the conjunction, you don't have the semi-colon, means you have a run-on sentence. Okay? A "run-on sentence" is a sentence that has two subjects, two verbs, no spacing, no conjunction, no period. Okay? Let's look at an example of a run-on sentence. "Stacey and Claire went shopping at the mall with Ted and Alex they bought new clothes." Does this sentence seem okay to you? If it does, there's a problem. Okay? We have "Stacey and Claire" as your subject-sorry, this is a "v" actually-"went shopping at the mall". Where? "With Ted and Alex". With who? This is a complete idea. "Stacey and Claire went shopping at the mall with Ted and Alex." Your idea is complete, this is what they did. Now, at the mall, what did they do? "They bought new clothes." I put a period, I put a capital. I have to separate ideas, therefore, two separate sentences. Now, is there any other way I can fix this? Of course. I can put a comma after: "Alex," I could put the word: "and they bought", in which case, that sentence is fine. "And" joins two independent. So, every time you're writing... Punctuation, of course, is for writing, not for speaking; we don't see punctuation in speaking. Every time you write, check your sentences. If you have two independent clauses, means two subject, subject, verb, and then subject, verb. If you have two of these, two combinations of subject and verb without a period between them, without a conjunction, without a semi-colon - you have a run-on sentence. Okay? Just to make sure, here's another sentence. I'll take this away. Something came before. "As a result," -of whatever came before-"the police evacuated the tenants of the building they thought this would be safer." Oh. "The tenants of the building they thought this would be safer." Wait a minute. What's going on? Where does the sentence end? Where does the idea end? What's the next part of the sentence? Okay? "The police evacuated". Who? "The tenants". Which tenants? "Of the building". Okay? "The building they thought this", no. Okay, "The building that they thought this", no, doesn't make sense. So this must be the next subject, "they thought". Who are "they"? The police. "They thought". What? "This would be safer." So now, I need to put something here. I need to break up these two sentences because they're two separate ideas. This sentence explains why they did the action in the first sentence.
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Three simple tips for integrating quotations into your essay writing--APA and MLA research papers, theses, dissertations.
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Learn PUNCTUATION Easily in 30 Minutes in this Punctuation Masterclass. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ***** RELATED LESSONS ***** 1. HAVE BEEN / HAS BEEN / HAD BEEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSqfzaMuLM&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 2. Correct Use of COULD and WOULD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU9lY1HF5Mc&index=4&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 3. All GRAMMAR lessons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 4. How to Become Fluent in English: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsI6vWZkm3W_VE7cWtYVjix In this lesson, you will learn the rules for using: - period/full stop (.) - exclamation mark (!) - question mark (?) - comma (,) - semicolon (;) - colon (:) - apostrophe (') Partial transcript: Hello, and welcome back. In this lesson, I’m going to teach you the rules for using the seven most important punctuation marks, so that you can write correct English without making mistakes. There are exercises within the lesson to help you practice, and as always there is a final quiz at the end of the video. So, if you’re ready, let’s begin. We’re going to start with terminal punctuation. ‘Terminal’ means the end, so terminal punctuation marks are what we use to end a sentence. There are three of these: the period or the full stop, the exclamation mark, and the question mark. Let’s look at the period first. This mark is called the period in American English (AmE means American English), and it’s called the full stop in British English. It is used to mark the end of declarative and imperative sentences. I’ll explain. Here are some examples: “I teach English.” “We had pizza for dinner last night.” “If it rains tomorrow, I’ll bring my umbrella.” These sentences are called declarative sentences because they declare something; they give us some information. And at the end of each sentence, you see a period or full stop. Imperative sentences are commands or requests: “Please don’t feed the animals.” You might see this on a sign in a zoo. “Let me know what time your flight arrives.” “If it rains tomorrow, bring your umbrella.” Let’s now turn to the exclamation mark. It is used to convey strong emotion or feeling. Have a look at these two sentences: Both of them mean the same thing. The first sentence, which ends in a period, has no special feeling or emotion; it’s like saying “I’m really excited about my new job.” Doesn’t sound like I’m very excited, does it? That’s why we use the exclamation mark: “I’m really excited about my new job!” – it tells our reader to read the sentence with emotion – in this sentence, the emotion is excitement. This next sentence: “If you come to work late tomorrow, you’re fired!” Imagine a manger saying this to an employee. So, this expresses anger. In the same way, you can show many other feelings including surprise, joy, fear etc. using the exclamation mark. Now, both of these sentences are declarative, but you can also use the exclamation mark in an imperative sentence like this one: “Johnny, don’t play with your food!” You can imagine a mother saying that angrily to her son. So, it’s a strong or strict command. Another place where we use the exclamation mark is after interjections. Here are a couple of sentences: “Ouch! You just stepped on my foot!” “Wow! What a beautiful house!” Interjections are words like “ouch” and “wow” which are used to express feelings. So, remember: if you want to convey strong emotion in a sentence, put an exclamation mark at the end of it. If there’s no special feeling, just end the sentence with a period. OK, let’s turn now to the third terminal punctuation symbol: the question mark. It is used to mark the end of a question. So, it’s very straightforward: if a sentence is a question, then put a question mark at the end of it. Here are some examples: “What do you do?” “Are we allowed to feed the animals?” “If it rains tomorrow, should I bring my umbrella?” “Are you excited about your new job?” “Who lives in that house?” So, the rule is: if a sentence is a question, it must end with a question mark. Alright, let’s do a small exercise now. There are four sentences on the screen. I want you to add periods or full stops, exclamation marks and question marks where necessary. Stop the video, think about your answers, then play the video and check. OK, here are the answers. If you want, stop the video again, check your answers, then play the video and continue. Before we move on to the next topic, a quick note on spacing. Notice that there is no space between the last letter of a sentence and the terminal punctuation mark. If you put a space there, it’s wrong. But, when you begin a new sentence, you should leave a space after the terminal mark, and you should start the new sentence with a capital letter.
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Learn how to include quotations in the introduction of an essay in this free video on writing essays. Expert: Peggy Charlton Bio: Peggy Charlton has taught high school drama and theater classes for over 20 years. She has directed award-winning one act plays and has hosted workshops at Palacios High School. Filmmaker: kyle saylors
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A common punctuation question asked is whether the quotation mark should be placed before or after a period or comma. This is one of the major differences between American English, also known as the "North American Style," and British English. Which style is used depends on where you are living or working when producing English documents. In American English punctuation, the sentence is enclosed with the quotation marks. • Scott said, "The catfish are biting." • Scott said, "The catfish are biting," and cast out his line. • According to Scott, the catfish were "biting." In British English punctuation, the sentence includes the quotation marks in most instances, but it is dependent on the context. • Scott said, "The catfish are biting." (period is part of the quote) • Scott said, "The catfish are biting", and cast out his line. (comma is not part of quote) • According to Scott, the catfish were "biting." (fragment of quote and period not a part) In British English, quotation marks are also known as inverted commas. Quotation marks in British English are single ('…') or double ("…"). In direct speech, what is said is enclosed within a pair of single or double quotation marks, although single quotation marks are becoming more common, according to Oxford Living Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary. In American English, the following rule applies: • Put periods and commas inside quotation marks. In both American and British English, the following rules apply: • Put colons and semicolons outside quotation mark. • Vary placement of exclamation and question marks according to meaning. #PunctuationDaily #PunctuationTips
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UPDATE: As I originally made this video just for my students as part of an exercise, some of the commas are not in the correct places. As others seem to have found this video useful, I have now uploaded a version with the correct comma placement so teachers can use it in their classes:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWnp... A writing lesson on basic speech mark use. Explains that speech marks must open and close a piece of speech and that each new speaker starts on a new line.
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This video will give a brief explanation how to use quotation marks in your English writing. Sometimes it can be hard to tell where to put the marks, especially the comma! If you are struggling to understand in class, sit down and let me give you a hint.
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Do You Have To Put A Comma Before A Quote? KNOW MORE ABOUT Do You Have To Put A Comma Before A Quote? Benjamin asked this have you done a post on when to include comma before quotation? The rules in certain cases, can skip the introducing quotation if are splitting with attributing person, will need two commas. The question is,' said alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many things. Sep 2017 as a general rule, you should use comma to introduce quoted material or dialogue, but there are three times shouldn't. But if you are introducing the quote with word that or is only a small segment of sentence, do not use comma 14 oct 2016 in american literature and university courses, method for quotation same as british english style placed after last introduces. Example in 'where i lived, and what correct henrietta asked,'do you want to go with me? ' incorrect 'i will you',jane replied. To write proper english, you need to follow all the punctuation rules, even illogical ones. I didn't see an actual alien being,' mr. Correct 'i will go with you,'jane replied. Rarely do these types of quotes need commas in front them. When [you're expecting further dialogue here at the very least, instance is framed as one of a situation] this entry was posted in editing and tagged commas, dialogue, english grammar, quotations, quoted material do you put comma before quote when using word 'like'? Types things he or she says are like 'i love you' (and i'm guessing that case, but i can't tell for sure without greater context), sentence should look read, write with grammar checker need jump start to speak quotation marks also set off titles not normally stand by themselves short stories, poems, articles. Apa style blog punctuation junction before quotation common problems with citation q does the quotations faq item. Using either a comma before the quotation mark or 30 jan 2011 i know you generally put quote, but when it is preceded by word 'that' do also include comma? Given that don't think would any punctuation text in marks, can't be sure without seeing are quoting from and full sentences if comes he said, she wrote, they reported, dana insisted, similar attribution, end quoted material with comma, even only one functions as subject object sentence, might not need. Commas with quotations english plus. When using quotation marks without parenthetical documentation, the normal rule for mla guidelines is to place comma inside final punctuation mark. Can you clarify when a comma should be used before quote, especially following the word read or said? For example, newspaper headlines read, 'people are angry' and 'crime abounds' versus abounds. Do you always have to use a comma before quote? Youtube. In all the examples above, note how period or comma punctuation always comes before final quotation mark these words do not take a quotes unless it is appropriate for sentence in general, that is, grammar calls. Usage should i always use a comma before quote? English punctuati
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For more videos and tips about grammar, check out my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lairoflanguageconvention/ In this tutorial, I explain the use of commas leading into or coming out of dialogue in text. I also explain the use of quoted material and how to punctuate that as well.
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This week, we talk about the origin of the English idiom "pipe dream," and we explore when you use commas before quotations--and when you don't. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/thatgrammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl GET GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page AMAZON AFFILIATE CODE http://quickanddirtytips.com/amazon GRAMMAR GIRL AP STYLE WEBINAR http://bit.ly/2u9wuPn Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts
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Remember to set up your quotes appropriately.
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*** Go to 1:12 for START of lesson - SKIP the intro *** Speech Marks | Inverted Commas | Quotation Marks for Kids! So many students (and adults) struggle to write direct speech with confidence! Download my free worksheet which goes with this video so that you can become an EXPERT in writing direct speech! Once you know how to do it you will write with speech marks like an expert! Speech Marks | Inverted Commas | Quotation Marks for Kids!
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Ellipses are three little dots that we use to show a pause or that a portion of a quote has been removed. Learn how to use them in this video. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/introduction-to-the-ellipsis Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/v/hyphens Punctuation on Khan Academy: Punctuation is the collection of squiggles, dots, and lines that we use to separate sentences and their parts. Is a question mark punctuation? Yes, and so is an exclamation point! About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to KhanAcademy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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Wednesday Word Tip with Julie Glover, author. Where do the quotation marks go when using a comma, period, exclamation point, or question mark? (Specifically for American English.)
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「Learn Japanese」 How-to use Quotations (Difference between Direct and Indirect Quotations) The Japanese language, very much like the English language, has two kinds of quotations: direction quotations and indirect quotations. Direct quotations are used when the speaker is quoting an utterance verbatim, or, exactly word-for-word. In order to indicate this in the English language, quotation marks are used; in the Japanese language, the corresponding punctuation marks are called 鉤括弧 (kagikakko), or for short, simply 鉤 (kagi). 「They look like such」 Indirect quotations, on the other hand, are typically paraphrased from the actual utterance being quoted and therefore need no indicative puncutation mark such as 鉤括弧 (kagikakko). In the English language, indirect quotation marks are typically indicated with the use of the word “that” before the quotation. For example, the sentence “He said that he’s not coming to practice today.” implements an indirect quotation, while the sentence “He said, ‘I’m not coming to practice today.’” implements a direct quotation. In the Japanese language, the equivalent of the word “that” isn’t used to indicate an indirect quotation; however, the particle と is used as a quotation marker, for both direct quotations and indirect quotations. Therefore, to distinguish the two, the particle と denotes a quotation being used; and subsequently, the use of 鉤括弧 (kagikakko) indicates a direct quotation while the lack of 鉤括弧 (kagikakko) indicates an indirect quotation. Due to various nuances, the distinction between using direct quotations and indirect quotations and other general guidelines for grammatical usage of quotations with the Japanese language can be slightly more complicated than with the English language. *While direct quotations are repeated in the exact same conjugational form as the original utterance, Indirect quotations must be in the Plain Form. Example(s): Direct Quotation Version: 彼女は「楽しかったです」と言った。 Kanojo wa 「tanoshikatta desu」 to itta. (She said, “It was fun.”) Indirect Quotation Version: 彼女は楽しかったと言った。 Kanojo wa tanoshikatta to itta. (She said that it was fun.) *Although both direct and indirect quotations are considered subordinate clauses because they are sentences in and of themselves within the main sentence, they can still be used with the particle は instead of the particle が. Example(s): Direct Quotation Version: 彼女は「この映画はすごく面白い」と言った。 Kanojo wa 「kono eiga wa sugoku omoshiroi」 to itta. (She said, “This movie is super interesting.”) Indirect Quotation Version: 彼女はこの映画はすごく面白いと言った。 Kanojo wa kono eiga wa sugoku omoshiroi to itta. (She said that this movie is super interesting.) ✧¸¸.•*¨*• •*¨*•.¸¸✧ Support Learning Japanese on Patreon! Please do consider checking out our milestone goals to improve our channel and supporting the continuation of this video series by becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/learningjapanese Learning Japanese is on Tumblr! Follow us on Tumblr to stay up to date with the newest videos as well as gain access to additional content such as interest articles, kanji lessons, "Japanese Phrases of the Day," vocabulary lists, and more! http://learnjapanesebod.tumblr.com/ Like Learning Japanese on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Learning-Japanese-1394574567527067 Get Learning Japanese video updates on Twitter! https://twitter.com/LearnJPBOD For the sub-domain dedicated to the Japanese grammar patterns covered in this video series and other aspects of learning the Japanese language and culture, visit http://learnjapanese.becauseofdreams.com This video series is presented by becauseofdreams http://becauseofdreams.com/ All media presented in this video is created and owned by becauseofdreams or is used with complete permissions. ✧¸¸.•*¨*• •*¨*•.¸¸✧ *Please do leave a comment below if you notice any potential errors so that we may include a notification about it in-time for future viewers! *When leaving a comment, please do enable replies if you would like a response to your question, comment, and or concern. Edit(s):
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This is the fifth VT for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills Literacy on Punctuation. It shows students how to use (and when not to use!) as well as recognise apostrophes, quotation marks and speech marks (also called inverted commas), detailing their 'jobs'. They all have two 'jobs' each but these 'jobs' are all linked. It includes examples fully explained of this type of sentence. Check out our other Punctuation VTs for handy hints and tips on how and when to use them, and which one(s) you should choose to make the best sentences in your work and in your exams! Remember: just using the same type of sentence all the time does NOT get you good marks in your exams. And punctuation is vital in helping you to mix and match your sentences in your writing between simple (short) and complex (longer) sentences. Also check out our Conjunctions VTs for how to do this, as conjunctions and punctuation together are the best tools for this job! These VTs are suitable for all exam boards.
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Using proper English punctuation shows that you are a sophisticated and intelligent writer. Also, using punctuation improperly can often change the meaning of your sentence. In this lesson, I will teach you how to use two key punctuation marks: the colon and semicolon. The colon is made of two dots and has three uses in writing. The semicolon is made up of a dot and comma and has three different uses in writing. Even native English speakers often use these punctuation marks improperly. But I guarantee that after watching this video, you will master them fully. You'll even get a chance to practise by doing the quiz afterwards at https://www.engvid.com/writing-punctuation-how-to-use-colons-semicolons/ Next, why don't you watch my lesson on how to be a better writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHdzv1NfZRM&t=0s&index=7&list=PLpRs5DzS7VqpcTS7hXJU4ARPwSETGI1gy TRANSCRIPT Welcome back to engVid with me, Benjamin. Today's lesson is a writing one that is going to really show that you are a sophisticated writer. That means that you are intelligent and that you've got a good understanding of English grammar because you can use these two key punctuation marks. Introducing on my right the semi-colon. Looks a little bit like this, comma with a full stop on top (;), and on my left the colon. No, I'm not talking about your posterior; I am talking about this: Dot, dot (:). Okay. First the semi-colon. What's it used for? A semi-colon is used to replace a conjunction or full stop. Okay? So rather than lots of boring, short sentences, I spice things up by putting in a semi-colon. What it does is it connects two closely related ideas. So, instead of saying: "They love chocolate."-full stop-"I can't stand it." or: "They love chocolate, and I can't stand it", you put a semi-colon in there. It just... It just gives it better effect. It's just... It's just more interesting the way it sounds and the way it looks on the page. Second way in which we use a semi-colon: To separate items in a list. For example, this is talking about a pudding that I'm making, a dessert if you don't use this English word, here. "For the pudding, I need:" Okay? Spot the colon; we'll talk about that in a moment. Now we are putting the semi-colons to separate the ingredients for the pudding. "Berries, fresh summer ones;" okay? So that's one... It's the berries, this is the description of the berries. Okay? I put the semi-colon after I finish talking about the berries. "...milk", now let's give a little bit of detail about the milk: "full-fat milk;" always tastier. Okay? Put a semi-colon after that. "...a new whisk, because I stood on the last", okay? "...and", okay? So we don't need a semi-colon here because we're using "and", and then you put the final secret ingredient. Let's move over to the colon. Colons introduce lists, like we have just seen here: "This is what I need for my pudding:" dong, dong dong, now I'm going to put my list. Colons isolate words to create emphasis. "He knew what he was feeling: fear." You might want to have a look at my lesson on suspense and tension writing, because we cover lots of sentences like this. Colons also introduce quotes. So if you're doing an academic essay, and you're saying: "Idea, idea, idea, idea, idea", oo, now I need to take someone else's idea and write, and sort of put it in speech marks. Before you use that person's words, yup, you use the colon. Okay? So if I was writing an essay about Shakespeare, just before I used Shakespeare's words, I would put the colon. Okay, we're going to look at a passage now and we're going to think about when we should use a semi-colon and when we should use a colon. So here we are with a little passage that I have just written for you. I'll read it out to you. As I'm reading it, I want you to think of where the semi-colons and colons should go. "You need to do three things to be successful in English, practice with native speakers, learn and revise your vocab, and master your grammar. It helps enormously to visit the U.K., you'll understand the culture. Together we can achieve fluency, together we can grow." Hmm. What do we think about that? Okay, so let's have a look. "You need to do three things to be successful in English", and then it starts saying what those things are. So what we have here is the start of a list. Remember: If you're introducing a list, you need to put a colon. There we are, a colon to introduce my list. Now we have three things that we need to do to get better at English. What do we do to separate items in a list? That's right, you put your semi-colon, so we'll just put a dot there, one there, and then you don't need one here. "It helps enormously to visit the U.K., you'll understand the culture." So, this here we're starting an explanation, we're giving an important reason, so I would say that a colon is required there. […]
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Double quote “ and Apostrophes ‘ not appearing until another key stroke Here is the solution 1. Go to the Windows settings / control panel - Time & Language - Region & Language 2. Click option on your preferred language pack 3. Under Keyboards click 'Add a keyboard.' 4. Submenu shows available keyboard layout. Select the layout of your Keyboard; choose your country or choose the US because it is currently most popular Keyboard layout. 5. Now you can remove old keyboard layout 6. Done Music: http://bit.ly/2cTSUsq
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Learn how to use italics and underlines when writing the titles of works or when emphasizing a particular word or phrase. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/e/italics--underlines--and-quotes/ Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/miscellaneous-punctuation/v/quotation-marks/ Punctuation on Khan Academy: Punctuation is the collection of squiggles, dots, and lines that we use to separate sentences and their parts. Is a question mark punctuation? Yes, and so is an exclamation point! About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to KhanAcademy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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