Question 4 Punctuate the following piece of writing.
As soon as he saw her he called out wait for me she replied that she was in a hurry
As soon as he saw her, he called out, “Wait for me!” She replied that she was in a hurry.
That links the verb replied with the statement she was in a hurry and so Wait for me has to cannot be linked to this verb.
Why is punctuation important?
When we speak, pauses and shifts in the sound of our voices guide the listener. Read aloud the sentence above and you should hear a short pause after out. This alerts our listener to the change to quotation. A longer pause after me indicates that something new is going to follow in a new sentence. For readers, punctuation provides similar guidance.
If you can speak English then you can understand English.
If you understand English then you will use it more effectively.