Ramesh Prasad Adhikary


The present research is focused on correct and erroneous use of punctuation marks and compares boys and girls in terms of the use of punctuation marks. It mainly focused on finding out the proficiency of the students in the use of punctuation marks in English writing. In order to fulfill these objectives, 40 students of class XI (20 boys and 20 girls) from GVN Secondary schools of Banke District, Nepalgunj, Nepal were given test items related to the guided writing. To select school, the researcher used judgmental non-random sampling procedure and to choose students, random sampling procedures were used. The researcher found that fullstop has the highest frequency (i.e. 34.42%) and slash has the lowest frequency (i.e. 1.02%) of the total use.


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