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Jenis Jenis Tanda Baca Dalam Bahasa Inggris

Gede Murta

Jenis – jenis tanda baca dalam bahasa Inggris beserta penggunaannya:

  1. Period (.)

Istilah titik (.) dalam bahasa Inggris adalah Period (.). Seperti pada kalmiat bahasa Indonesia, period diletakkan pada akhir sebuah kalimat.

Example: We regularly go to the cinema every Saturday.

She has been painting the whole ceiling for 2 hours.

  1. Comma (,)
  • Meletakkan koma dalam kalimat antara beberapa daftar – daftar nama, seperti:

The students need to bring hat, bottles and name tag.

She likes dancing, jogging and

  • Meletakkan tanda koma setelah Yes dan No. Example:

Do you like Sushi? Yes, I love it very much.

Is it still raining? No, It’s just stopped.

  • Meletakkan tanda koma sebelum atau setelah nama orang yang maw diajak berbicara, seperti:

Hi, Mrs. Anderson.

Miss Jane, may I borrow your pen, please?

  • Koma diletakkan sebelum kata please dan thank you.

Could you open the windows, please?

“Would you like another cake, Sarah?”  “No, thank you.”

  • Koma diletakkan diantara bagian – bagian nama tempat.

Bali, Indonesia

Sydney, Australia

  1. Question Mark (?)

Meletakkan tanda tanya (?) dibelakang kalimat pertanyaan bukan tanda titik (.), contoh:

Whose bag is this?                                                           Who are you going with?

Have you ever been to Colorado?                            What were you doing at this time yesterday?

  1. Exclamation Point (!)
  • Gunakan tanda seru (!) jika pada kalimat mengalami pernyataan yang seru, kaget, heran maupun kalimat perintah, seperti contoh:

What a hectic day!

What a silly question!

Sit down!

Do it now!

  • Tanda seru biasanya digunakan setelah kata seruan, seperti:

Wow!                                    Hi!

Ouch!                                    Look out!

 

  1. Apostrophes (‘)

Menggunakan tanda petik (‘) dengan tambahan s untuk menunjukkan kepimilikan, seperti:

Those are my dad’s car.

This cat’s tail is very long.

  1. Quotation (“)

Gunakan tanda kutip (“) digunakan ketika ada kata atau kalimat yang langsung terucap dari seseorang. Example:

“This bike is mine,” said Jack

“I would like a glass of milk,” said the little boy.

  1. Colon (:)

Biasanya ketika kita membaca suatu dialogue atau percakapan, terdapat tanda (:) ini, seperti:

Jack: What have you got in the bag?

Maggie: My swimming suit.

Jack: When are you going swimming?

Maggie: This afternoon. Would you like to come?

  1. Semicolon (;)

Menggunakan semicolon untuk memisahkan unit/kata, ketika satu atau lebih unit/kata mengandung koma. Seperti contoh:

The conference has people who have come from Japan, Korea; Springfield, California; Alamo, Tennessee; and other places as well.

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