Check out our page on Improving your English punctuation. Read the quick review and try the quiz below!
After the greeting in an email, start the next line with a capital letter. (“Thanks”, not ”thanks” for example.)
Remember that days of the week and months of the year start with a capital letter.
Always use a capital I when you talk about yourself. (not “i”)
We use a full stop (.) to show a decimal point.
We use commas to separate thousands and hundreds. (And also millions: 1,250,000)
You don’t need a comma before ”and”, ”so” or ”but” when both clauses are short. But use a comma to separate longer clauses which are related in meaning.
When the clauses are longer (and when the subject in each is different) use a semi-colon (;) rather than a comma.
To show possession, we use ‘s for singular (a girl’s school = the school of one girl) or s’ for plural, regular nouns (girls’ school = the school of many girls).
We don’t use an apostrophe for possessive pronouns. (yours, hers, ours, theirs).
Choose the correct answer.