English Vocabulary for Punctuation

Learn Punctuation Symbols in English

This is a lesson to help you learn the punctuation symbols in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

Sets: getting ready...

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
Ranking (Clicks)

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Memory Game

Pairs: getting ready...

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getting ready...
  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
Ranking (Clicks)

Guru ()
Hero ()
Captain ()
Sergeant ()
Recruit ()

Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "punctuation" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

Here is the word library for this game:

"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "punctuation" category:
  • brackets, colon, comma, dash, exclamation mark, hyphen, period, question mark, semicolon, speech marks, square brackets, apostrophe
brackets

brackets

  • Ashley likes cakes (especially cream cakes).
  • Sharks hunt by detecting the electrical fields (They can tiny voltages) of their prey.
  • Skip (a guard dog for Bonds Ltd in Bury) chased away two burglars.
colon

colon

  • She made a to-do list: shopping, cleaning, and laundry.
  • He had only one request: a piece of chocolate cake.
  • They faced a difficult decision: stay or go.
comma

comma

  • She likes pizza, pasta, and salad.
  • He brought his backpack, water bottle, and snacks to the hike.
  • They will visit Paris, London, and Rome during their trip.
dash

dash

  • She found a secret passage in the old castle - it led to a hidden room.
  • He packed his favorite snacks - chips, cookies, and chocolates.
  • They heard a loud noise - a tree had fallen in the storm.
exclamation mark

exclamation mark

  • She was so excited to see her favorite band live!
  • He shouted, "I won!" with an exclamation mark at the end.
  • They exclaimed, "What a beautiful sunset!"
hyphen

hyphen

  • She has a three-year-old cat.
  • He's working on a top-secret project.
  • They live in a well-organized, tidy house.
period

period

  • She finished her homework and put away her books.
  • He wrote a thank-you note and mailed it.
  • They enjoyed a quiet evening at home. Period.
question mark

question mark

  • What time is the movie?
  • Where did I put my keys?
  • How do you solve this puzzle?
semicolon

semicolon

  • She likes to swim; he prefers to sunbathe.
  • He's studying Spanish; she's learning French.
  • They visited Italy; Greece; and Spain during their European tour.
speech marks

speech marks

  • She said, "I'll be there at 3 o'clock."
  • He read a book titled "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
  • They wrote a note that said, "Please do not disturb."
square brackets

square brackets

  • They wrote, "The moral [sic] of troops is low."
  • "He gave him [John Smith] some advice."
  • "You can do whatever you want with it [the money]."
apostrophe

apostrophe

  • She's (she is) going to the store.
  • He can't (cannot) attend the meeting.
  • They're (they are) excited about the trip.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.