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Ellipsis

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A full stop lets a reader know when to stop reading and take a short pause, to think about the sentence they've read.

A full stop comes at the end of a sentence.

For example, The man walked across the road.

or

The dog chased the cat.

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The full stop goes at the end of the sentence to show that the sentence has finished.

Remember, A full stop doesn't just go at the end of a line - check it makes sense.

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Your Turn…

1. What is an ellipsis?
It’s what happens when the moon goes in front of the sun
A special offer at Tesco
A punctuation mark

2. What does an ellipsis look like?
"
?
...

3. What is the job of an ellipsis?
To stop people stealing
To introduce tension, drama, or anticipation in a sentence
To separate items in lists.

4. Which of the following should include an ellipsis?
The results are
I am four years old
Why don’t you like cabbage

5. Look at the following sentence: The man stopped Where should the ellipsis go?
After ‘The’
After ‘man’
After ‘stopped’

Score =
Correct answers:

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