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Chapter 20. Punctuation > Typing punctuation keys that involve the Shift key

C-2:. Typing punctuation keys that involve the Shift key

Do it!

Here’s how Here’s why
1 With your fingers resting on the home keys, use your left pinky finger to press and hold

 
With your right pinky finger, press the colon key The colon is the Shift alternate of the semicolon key, which is a home key.
Type a row of colons, with a space between each one 
2 Type the following phrases three times each, with a space between each one:

baggy hat:

slap now:

if mike jived:
 
3 With your fingers resting on the home keys, use your left pinky finger to press and hold

 
With your right pinky finger, reach down and slightly to the right to press the question mark 
Type a row of question marks, with two spaces between each one When you type, you’ll need two spaces after a question mark.
4 Type the following phrases three times each, with two spaces between each one:

slap now?

baggy hat?

extra quiz?
 
5 With your fingers resting on the home keys, reach across with your right pinky finger to press the apostrophe key


  The apostrophe key is to the right of the semicolon.
Type a row of apostrophes, with a space between each one 
Type the following phrases three times each, with each phrase starting on a new line:

mike’s baggy hat

jane’s extra quiz
Use the Enter key to start a new line.
6 With your fingers resting on the home keys, use your left pinky finger to press and hold

With your right pinky finger, reach across to press the apostrophe key
 
Observe the double quotation marks on your screen The quotation mark is the Shift alternate of the apostrophe key.
Type a row of quotation marks, with a space between each one

Type the following phrases three times each, with each phrase starting on a new line:

“if mike jived”

“slap now”
 



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