Language Arts - Punctuation
[ Cross-Curricular ]    [ Punctuation ]    [ Parts of Speech ]    [ Word Analysis ]    [ Miscellaneous ]    [ Home ]   

Language Arts - Punctuation - Symbols

Symbols

You should be familiar with the names and usages of the following symbols:


	$   dollar sign			@   at sign

	#   hash mark			%   percent sign

	&   and symbol			=   equal sign

	?   question mark		+   plus sign

	*   asterisk			>   greater than

	<   less than			^   carot

	~   tilde			!   exclamation mark

	-  dash				_  underscore

	/  slash			:  colon


The and sign is sometimes also called the ampersand, but we won't use that word in this lesson.

Some of these symbols are used as punctuation, but many are used in specialized ways. Here are some examples used in sentences:


  Jill paid $3.50 for a pack of pens.

  Jack scored 65% on the test.

  John is the president of the company called JP&D Enterprises.

  Sue's phone number is 454-5454.

  Jane will be home at 3:55 pm.
 

Many of these symbols have limited use in everyday writing. Some of these symbols are used a lot in specialized languages such as computer programming languages. We won't deal with these specialized languages. It is still a good idea to at least know the names of all the following symbols.


	$   dollar sign			@   at sign

	#   hash mark			%   percent sign

	&   and symbol			=   equal sign

	?   question mark		+   plus sign

	*   asterisk			>   greater than

	<   less than			^   carot

	~   tilde			!   exclamation mark

	-  dash				_  underscore

	/  slash			:  colon


Here are a few more symbols you should be familiar with:

	¢  cent sign			©  copyright symbols

	®  registered symbol		¶  paragraph sign

	™ trademark symbol		÷  division sign


Click here to continue to the quiz
Custom Search
[ Cross-Curricular ]    [ Punctuation ]    [ Parts of Speech ]    [ Word Analysis ]    [ Miscellaneous ]    [ Home ]