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5th Gr. Vocabulary: Grammar

Mrs. Stannard

Match the word with the definition.

1sentence _____Draw a line under to give emphasis or indicate special type.
2capital letter _____A set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command, and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses.
3comma _____The sign (-) used to join words to indicate that they have a combined meaning or that they are linked in the grammar of a sentence, to indicate the division of a word at the end of a line, or to indicate a missing or implied element.
4apostrophe _____The process of shortening a word by combination.
5exclamation mark _____ A punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation.
6contraction _____Start or position further from the margin than the main part of the text.
7question mark _____A word, clause, or sentence inserted as an explanation or afterthought into a passage that is grammatically complete without it, in writing usually marked off by curved brackets, dashes, or commas.
8period _____A punctuation mark ( ’ ) used to indicateor the omission of letters or numbers.
9colon _____The sloping kind of typeface used especially for emphasis or distinction and in foreign words.
10hyphen _____A set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quoted passage
11indent _____A punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.
12semicolon _____A punctuation mark (!) indicating an exclamation.
13quotation mark _____A punctuation mark (,) indicating a pause between parts of a sentence. It is also used to separate items in a list and to mark the place of thousands in a large numeral.
14parentheses _____A punctuation mark (?) indicating a question.
15underlining _____A punctuation mark (:) indicating • that a writer is introducing a quotation or a list of items.
16italics _____A letter written or printed in a size larger than and often in a form differing from its corresponding lowercase letter; an uppercase letter.

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