- Period, comma, question mark, a hyphen, dash, parentheses, apostrophe, ellipsis, quotation mark, colon, semicolon, and exclamation point are the punctuation marks.
- The first letter of a word is written in uppercase, and the remaining letters are written in lowercase.
Punctuation is a collection of symbols used to distinguish written sentences and parts of sentences, as well as to clarify their meaning. A "punctuation mark" is the name given to each symbol. Period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, semicolon, colon, dash, a hyphen, parentheses, and brackets are the most widely used punctuation marks.
English capitalization rules are as follows:
- The first word in a sentence should be capitalised.
- Names and other proper nouns should be capitalised.
- After a colon, don't capitalise.
- The first word of a quote should be capitalised (Sometimes)
- Days, months, and holidays should all be capitalised, but seasons should not.
- In titles, capitalise the majority of the terms.
- Cities, countries, nationalities, and languages should all be capitalised on.
- Time Periods and Events Should Be Capitalized (Sometimes)
Now let us look at the given options:
Option A: When you are done eating, clear your place: This option is incorrect because we have to put a full stop at the end of this sentence which is missing in this option.
Option B: When you are done Eating, clear your place: This option is incorrect because we do not add capital letters in the middle of a sentence unless they are proper nouns. In this option “Eating” has been capitalized even though it is not a proper noun. Also, the sentence should end with a full stop.
Option C: When you are done eating, clear your Place: This option is incorrect because we do not add capital letters in the middle of a sentence unless they are proper nouns. In this option “Place” has been capitalized even though it is not a proper noun. Also, the sentence should end with a full stop.
Option D: When you are done eating, clear your place: This is the correct option. It has been appropriately capitalized and punctuation marks have been added at the right places.
Hence the correct answer is option ‘D’.
Note: Punctuation is used in sentences to add meaning, clarification, and tension. Punctuation marks help you organise and structure your writing. Punctuation indicates how a sentence should be read and clarifies its meaning. A capital letter should appear at the beginning of each sentence, and a full stop, exclamation mark, or question mark should appear at the end.