🏁 Make sure you remember to put a question mark at the end of every question. It’s easy to forget them.
So if it’s a question, write:
Did you want me to go with you?
Did you want me to go with you.
📲 💻You can use this link to a Google Form so you can test you’ve got it.
🔆 Sorted? Go to Skill 10!
🛠 Need some more practise?
🎯 📝 You will need to replace all the full stops that have been used by mistake with question marks where there is a question. The text uses the sort of questions a detective might ask to solve a crime, in this case at a nightclub. There are 11 to find.
Where was the suspect at 9 pm yesterday. Who saw him there. How did he get there. How could he have gone to the nightclub from there. Were there any taxi or Uber drivers in the area who might have seen him. Can we get any phone records to prove where he was. Do the bouncers at the club remember letting him in. Is there any CCTV video of him ordering drinks. How did the fight start. Can we get in touch with any witnesses. Have we found the murder weapon yet.
✅ Here’s what the text above should look like:
Where was the suspect at 9 pm yesterday? Who saw him there? How did he get there? How could he have gone to the nightclub from there? Were there any taxi or Uber drivers in the area who might have seen him? Can we get any phone records to prove where he was? Do the bouncers at the club remember letting him in? Is there any CCTV video of him ordering drinks? How did the fight start? Can we get in touch with any witnesses? Have we found the murder weapon yet?
If you got them all right, you now just need exclamation marks and commas sorted to complete your basic sentence punctuation skills.
🚦 Time to stop for more?
Question marks show you understand that you have written a different type of sentence, and they help the reader to think about what the question is. They also make it easier to read your work aloud. Just imagine you’re a detective and have lots of questions to ask a suspect in a murder case. Each question would need a question mark at the end.
You can also go on to check whether you understand additional types of questions at this link:
🎓 Sentences that use a question mark to demand information are called interrogative sentences, just like in the word interrogation.