End-of-sentence challenge Copy

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Click on the Play button to hear a message from Anne.

This challenge is not just for today. Use it every time you think you’ve finished a piece of writing.

  • Look at the final punctuation mark for every sentence.
  • Ask yourself if a different one would be more correct, and/or more effective.
  • Fix as necessary.

Software tips

If you are using Scrivener, you could search on ? to see all the questions in your manuscript. Scrivener will highlight them in yellow.

Ditto for exclamation marks.

Remember not to use too many exclamation marks in any one piece of writing. This article suggests women are more guilty of this than men!