appendix3 - APPENDIX 3: BASIC PUNCTUATION a We use a period...

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APPENDIX 3: BASIC PUNCTUATION a We use a period ( . ) s at the end of a sentence (always) Hello . My name is Jim . I am a teacher at Gulf Polytechnic in Bahrain . Bahrain is a small island in the Gulf near the coast of Saudi Arabia. s when we do not write all of a word (often) Fri. ( = Friday) Aug. ( = August) A. Smith (Mr. Smith’s first name begins with “A”) e.g. ( = for example; from the Latin exempli gratia ) etc. ( = and all the others; from the Latin et cetera ) b We use a question mark ( ? ) at the end of a question (but not at the beginning): Did John find a nice apartment ? Where is Winnipeg? Notice the question mark includes the period. c We use an apostrophe ( ) s for the genitive of nouns (Unit 49) My brother s name is Matthew. My brothers names are Matthew, Edmund and Martin. s for short forms of words (Unit 6) d We use a comma ( , ) s in a list In this sentence, My brothers are Matthew , Edmund and Martin , you can understand that I have three brothers. But in this sentence,
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appendix3 - APPENDIX 3: BASIC PUNCTUATION a We use a period...

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