What Is End Punctuation?
End punctuation is punctuation that comes at the end of a sentence of a complete thought. Periods, question marks, and exclamation marks are all examples of end punctuation.
Use a period at the end of all declarative sentences and at the end of imperative sentences that do not convey strong emotion.
Use a question mark at the end of all interrogative sentences and after questions that are not necessarily complete sentences.
Use an exclamation point at the end of all exclamatory sentences and at the end of imperative sentences that convey strong emotion. Also use an exclamation point after most interjections.
Why Is End Punctuation Important?
End punctuation not only lets a person know a sentence is finished. It also conveys the emotion that accompanies a sentence and informs the person of the proper way to read the sentence.