How to learn to use the point. Spelling for children
The Point is a punctuation mark (.) That indicates the end of a sentence or that a combination of letters is used as an abbreviation; The pause that indicates its use within a text is the largest one that can represent a punctuation mark. However, the point can be placed in different ways . It can b
The Point is a punctuation mark (.) That indicates the end of a sentence or that a combination of letters is used as an abbreviation; The pause that indicates its use within a text is the largest one that can represent a punctuation mark.
However, the point can be placed in different ways. It can be a point and followed, a point and a part and a period and end. We help you explain it to your son.
How to teach children to use the point when writing
1. The point and followed:is used when you want to write different sentences, one followed by the other, but within the same paragraph, that is, after a period and followed is written on the same line, but if it was at the end of the line, it starts on the next line without leaving margin. To know if the sentences should go in the same paragraph, the content that is being written must develop a complete idea. Also, if the sentences have a considerable length, it is better to separate them with period and followed. El 2. The full stop:
The full stop separates two different paragraphs with different contents, that is, it indicates the end of a sentence. Behind a point and apart is written in another line leaving a greater margin. 3. The end point:
The end point is the one that closes a text. After point and apart, and point and followed, the word that follows will be written, always, with the initial letter in uppercase. We must also take into account that the choice between the point and followed and the point aparte is subjective
. How to teach children other uses of the point- To separate the hours of the minutes, (the two points can also be used). Examples: 16.45h, 13.00h En - In number of laws, decrees, articles, orders. Example: Royal Decree 2099/1001.
- In the acronyms that are part of a statement in capital letters. Example: SPAIN BELONGS TO THE O.N.U.
- In the enumerations or classifications, the point is used after the letter or number that tops the list. Example: Which country has the red and yellow color on its flag?
- On the pages and emails. Example: www.rae.es
- If the electronic address appears at the end of a statement, it must also have an end point, such as: It is always convenient to visit the web page www.rae.es.
- After the abbreviations when it goes before a proper name. Example: Mr. Lopez will go to the party.
How to teach the child when not to use the point
The point is not used in the following cases:
In the press headlines and advertising messages.
- In titles of books, articles, etc.
when they appear isolated they do not have a point .
- After the exclamation marks, question marks and ellipsis marks, point is never written.- Point is never written in front of a closing sign with quotation marks, square brackets, parentheses or dashes. Example: (They can also carry drinks.) The correct form is: (They can also carry drinks).
- Point is never written after exclamation and question mark signs. Example: Hello! Are you going to Salamanca? The correct form is: Hello! Are you going to Salamanca?