Punctuation Worksheets

What is Punctuation?

Punctuation clarifies and regulates the different text's meanings as it is a set of marks. The term punctuation is a word of Medieval Latin punctuation. It means signs or markings. It is often used to tink or separate the words, clauses, or phrases and to clarify the meaning of certain inflections within a text. For example, we use these signs in a sentence like "Yesterday, rain-fog; today, frost-mist." But what is the way to fascinate the use of hyphens to separate the compound words and commas to separate the phrases. Periods are used to show a complete thought in the form of a sentence. We call it full stop. For example, I like your dress. We also use it to make abbreviations. For example, Mistress is abbreviated Mrs. - such as Mrs. Jackson. Commas are used after an introductory phrase and in a list to separate items. We use it as an indicator marking dependent and independent clauses. For example, in a sentence; There are some mistakes in your work but, overall performance is good. We used comma to separate clauses. For example: You will need water, detergent, cloth, surface cleaner, broom, and other house cleaning stuff for house cleaning.

Telling Sentences

A sentence tells a complete idea. Put a circle around the group of words that tells a complete idea.

Pictures and Thoughts

Match each Telling Sentence with the picture that tells about it.

Capitals and Periods

Draw a blue circle around the capital letters and a red circle around the periods in each sentence.

Lines of Thought

Read each sentence. Write the sentences on the lines.

X Marks It

If the group of words is a sentence put an X on the first letter and write a capital letter above it.

Proper Nouns

Names of people begin with a capital letter.

Use Your Capitals

Use capital letters where you need them.


An interrogative or asking sentence has a question mark at the end.


Command sentences tell someone to do something.

Strong Feelings

Use an exclamation point at the end of a sentence that shows surprise or strong feeling.

Declarative Sentences

Use a period at the end of a telling or declarative sentence. Look for sentences and put a period at the end.

Four Sentences

Think of the four types of sentences you have learned: telling, asking, command and surprise.

More Sentences

Put the punctuation on the line.

What is Missing?

End of each of the sentences properly.

Finish It Off

What should you put on the end of each complete thought.


Feather of the thoughts.

Leaves Fall

How would you end off each sentence?

End of the Line

How should these be capped off?

Big Lines

Large lines to end off the sentence.

Well Thoughts

Ideas of being well.


A bunch of thoughts on giraffes.

Lucky Ducky

Put the punctuation on the line. Follow the directions.

Editing Skills

Read the following directions. Write sentences on the lines. Use the Editing Skills to check your own sentences.

Asking Sentence

Read each telling sentence. Rewrite the sentence as an asking sentence. Write it on the line.

Question Marks

Place a question mark after each asking sentence. Place a period after each telling sentence.

Ending Marks

Choose the correct ending punctuation mark in the box and write it on the line.

Finish It!

Use the correct punctuation at the end of each sentence.

Matching It

Match the punctuation in Column 1 with the explanations in Column 2.

Start and End

Match the beginning sentences in Column 1 with the ending of sentences in Column2.

Mark Them

Read each direction. Write sentences using correct punctuation at the end of the sentences.