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Punctuation Marks & Written Accents
Punctuation Marks & Written Accents • In Spanish, upside-down punctuation marks, such as ¿ and ¡ are placed at the beginning of a phrase to signal a question or an exclamation. • These are used along with those that come at the end of phrases, sentences or questions. • ¡Hasta luego! • ¿Cómo se llama ella?
Punctuation Marks & Written Accents • In Spanish, some words have written accent marks. • An accent mark is a tilted line placed over a vowel. • Putting accent marks over vowels is part of spelling words correctly. • When learning new words, memorize where the accent marks are. • ¡Adiós! • ¿Cuál?
Punctuation Marks & Written Accents • The wavy line in the letter ñ is called a tilde. • The ñ is pronounced similar to the ny in the word canyon. • Señor • Compañera
It is not necessary to memorize accent marks when learning new words. A. True B. False
What should the punctuation of a exclamation look like? A. ¡Exclamation! B. ¿Exclamation! C. ¿Exclamation?
What is the ~ called over the letter ñ? A. accent B. tilde C. wavy line
Accent marks are part of the correct spelling of a word. A. True B. False
What should the punctuation of a question look like? A. Question? B. ¿Question? C. ¿Question
A written accent mark can change the meaning of a word. A. True B. False
The ~ over the letter ñ changes the pronunciation of “n” to sound like: A. n B. my C. ny