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
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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
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Punctuation Marks & Written Accents