Free Typing Lessons

Beginner Typing - Lesson 6


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P u n c t u a t i o n - check the chart above for the correct finger position. 

The comma is next to M and the fullstop to its right. They are below K & L.

To type a capital letter or character (*) do the following ...


Hold the Right Shift Key for a Left Hand letter or character

Hold the Left Shift Key for a Right Hand letter or character.


Type these instruction lines into the yellow boxes below them.

For the question mark, hold down the left Shift key while you type the / key. 

For the exclamation mark, hold down the right Shift key while you type the 1 key.

The colon is on the semi-colon key and needs the left Shift key held.

For the dash and for the hyphen use the same upper row key, between 0 and =

The single quotation mark (beside the colon) is also used for the apostrophe.

For the double quotation mark first hold down the Left Shift key.


Type the sentences below to practise your punctuation.

If you practise your typing each day, it will soon become easy.

Instead of a comma - you could use the dash - above the P key.

Join for hyphen. First-class. Did you enjoy this typing course? I hope so!

"Hullo," said Julia to George. "Isn't it a really lovely day?"

"Stop! There's too much noise!  It's giving me a headache!"

Press down the Caps Lock (above the Left Shift key) for full capitals headings.

Press to release.

Press the Tab key (above the Caps Lock) to jump across the page to line up lists.

Do not use the space bar; you may not line up exactly.














Brackets. ( ) are above 9 and 0 - hold the Shift key while you type these.

And  these { } are beside P near the Shift key.

Hold the Shift key while you type these

[ ] do not need the Shift key so are perhaps handier.

They are on the same keys as { }

To Underline words first click the mouse on the U on the toolbar.

You can also click on B for Bold, or  I for Italics.

Repeat this action (with the mouse) when you want this feature to stop.


You have completed Lesson 6.

Repeat to get better.


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