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Punctuation provides useful information to the reader, such as how to divide the text into parts that can be understood, and also where to breathe! Use these links to study the rules of English punctuation.

 

LEVEL GUIDE

Beginner

Elementary

 

 

Pre-Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper Intermediate

 

Advanced

Upper Advanced

 

Know Your Punctuation Marks

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full-stop (UK), period (US)

dash

,

comma

-

hyphen

?

question mark

" "

quotation marks, or speech marks

!

exclamation mark

'

apostrophe

:

colon

ABC

capital letters

;

semi-colon

()

brackets (UK), parentheses (USA)

 

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Links

EduFind Punctuation Guide

Learn the rules of punctuation in English.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. Go>

Punctuation Quizzes

Easy

Medium

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

Capital Letters

A colourful website where you can learn about and practice capital letters. 

Level: Pre-Inter. You need Flash. Go>

British Council guide to capital letters

Using Commas

Helpful basic guide. There are also two exercises.

Comma splices

Level: Inter to Upper Inter. Go>

Colons(:) and Semi-Colons(;)

Learn the difference, and how to use them correctly.

Colons and semi-colons exercise

Level: Inter to Upper Inter. Go>

Apostrophes

British Council guide.

Level: Inter to Upper Inter. Go>

Graded Dictations

Practise listening, writing and punctuation. There are many texts at different levels.

Levels: All. This website has sound Go>

Leeds University - Punctuation Guide

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Typing Errors

A discussion of typical mistakes and how to check for them.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Punctuation Quiz

Test your knowledge of apostrophes and commas.

Level: Advanced. Go>

 

 

Linking Expressions

And, so, but, however, therefore, also

This page explains how to use these in your writing. 

Level: Intermediate. Go>

Time Expressions

Video lesson: Life Story. This website has video

Level: Intermediate. Go>

Because, so, but, although

Two short tests.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

Cause and Effect Linking Words

A basic guide to using because, so, consequently, therefore, due to, and because of.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

While and During

Quiz

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

Cause and Effect

More linking word practice.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Try this exercise

Conjunctions Test

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Comparing and Contrasting

Advice on this group of linking words.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. Go>

Try these exercises too

Beginning your Sentence with an -ing Verb 

Scroll down to note 'g'. 

Level: Advanced. Go>

 

 

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