English Symbols And Signs

What are symbols and signs?

Symbols and signs are objects used to show the meaning of something. 

 

For example, if you see this symbol =), it means happiness or happy. It is an object which is used to show happiness without writing the word ‘happiness.’

What are some common symbols and signs?

Symbol: $

Name: dollar sign

Use: to show the value of something

Example: The watch costs $10.

 

Symbol: %

Name: percent sign

Use: to show percentage

Example: He got 70% on his exam.

 

Symbol: @

Name: at symbol

Use: to represent the word ‘at’

Example: My email is englishisfun@english.com

 

Symbol: &

Name: ampersand

Use: to represent the word ‘and’

Example: I like coffee & cake.
 

Symbol: *

Name: asterisk

Use: to point to another part of the page which gives more information

Example: The study showed that learning a language can make you smarter.*

 

Symbol: #

Name: hash / number sign

Use: to represent the meaning of ‘number’

Example: My # is 555 555.

 

Symbol: =

Name: equals

Use: to show the answer of a mathematics statement

Example: Two cauliflowers and 3 carrots = 5 vegetables.

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