Thursday, December 31, 2015

Lesson 334 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

Use an exclamation point to end an exclamatory sentence or any strong exclamation. (A strong exclamation is called an interjection.) Many exclamations begin with how or what.

Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.

1. What a game that was

2. Wow Our team won in the last minute

3. How lovely your Christmas decorations are

4. Oh I need to hurry

5. What I did exactly what you asked


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Answers:

1. What a game that was!

2. Wow! Our team won in the last minute!

3. How lovely your Christmas decorations are!

4. Oh! I need to hurry!

5. What! I did exactly what you asked.

(Any sentence can have an exclamation point if you want to say it in that way.)

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lesson 333 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

Use a question mark to end an interrogative sentence. An interrogative sentence asks a direct question.

Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.

1. Can anyone see the screen with the movie

2. What have you done to this room

3. Where were you yesterday

4. How can you act in such a terrible manner

5. Who wants to go with me


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Answers:

1 - 5 - All sentences require a question mark at the end of the sentence.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Lesson 332 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

Use a period to end an imperative sentence. An imperative sentence makes a command or request.

Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.

1. Do what you are told

2. Put the dishes in the dish washer

3. Please stop doing that annoying thing

4. Push that stalled car off the road

5. Open your books and start reading


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Answers:

1 - 5 - All sentences require a period at the end of the sentence.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Lesson 331 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

Use a period to end a declarative sentence.

Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.

1. The sun is shining brightly in the eastern sky

2. Gold has been discovered in various states at different times

3. Those girls go to Orem Junior High School

4. This is a beautiful morning for a hike

5. You may read for the rest of the time


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Answers:

1 - 5 - All sentences require a period at the end of the sentence.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Quiz for Lessons 326 - 330 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. homer wilson, d.d.s. graduated from the university of utah in salt lake city for his b.s.

2. "i forgot, dad," said sam, "whether i told you about my new boat sea fox."

3. the letter began, "dear mother," and ended with "your loving son."

4. the new brigham young university catalogue doesn't list psychology or greek classes.

5. the john deere company makes several models designed by edward james, jr.

6. was beethoven's ninth symphony played by the n.b.c. symphony orchestra last march?

7. the president of the united states chooses his cabinet which the senate must confirm.

8. whether we go at 11:50 a.m. or 12:05 p.m. to the bay of biscay in a.d. 2000 is fine.

9. the magazine ebony and the book who shook the tree are being read by e. h. monroe.

10. have mother and dad both sailed on the queen mary for barbados?


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Answers:

1. Homer Wilson/D.D.S./University of Utah/ Salt Lake City/B.S.

2. I/Dad/Sam/I/Sea Fox

3. The/Dear Mother/Your loving son

4. The/Brigham Young University/ Greek

5. The/John Deere Company/Edward James, Jr.

6. Was/Beethoven's/ Ninth Symphony/N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra/March

7. The/President of the United States/Cabinet/Senate

8. Whether/A.M./P.M./ Bay of Biscay/A.D.

9. The/Ebony/Who Shook the Tree/E. H. Monroe

10. Have/Mother/Dad/Queen Mary/Barbados

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Lesson 330 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. our family tries to get together either at thanksgiving or christmas.

2. did dad say that uncle tim would bring chinese food for dinner?

3. Last semester i studied french literature, science, math, and portuguese in college.

4. you can travel north on I-15 to get to canada from san diego.

5. the house of representatives will convene to hear from ex-president carter.


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Answers:

1. Our/Thanksgiving/Christmas

2. Did/Dad/Uncle Tim/Chinese

3. I/French/Portuguese

4. You/Canada/San Diego

5. The House of Representatives/ex-President Carter

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Lesson 329 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The train santa fe express will arrive at 1:35 p.m., but the plane will arrive at 11:25 a.m.

2. julius caesar, the roman general, was born about 100 b.c.

3. have you read the poem "the road not taken" or the book a farewell to arms?

4. The first five books of the old testament are known as the pentateuch.

5. my mother uses liberty gold pineapple in several dishes.


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Answers:

1. Santa Fe Express/P.M./A.M.

2. Julius Caesar/Roman/B.C.

3. Have/"The Road Not Taken"/A Farewell to Arms

4. Old Testament/Pentateuch

5. My/Liberty Gold

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lesson 328 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The great dog story called lassie come home was written by major eric knight.

2. last year we visited yellowstone park, the tetons, mount rushmore, and several indian ruins.

3. Alaina shouted, "we can watch star wars again because mother said."

4. We think of the north with ice and snow but the south as hot and dry.

5. on thursday, june 18, the rev. tom gustaveson, the pastor of the baptist church, will come to canyon view junior high to speak about life in the australian outback.


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Answers:


1. Lassie Come Home/Major Eric Knight

2. Last/Yellowstone Park/Tetons/Mount Rushmore/Indian

3. We/Star Wars/Mother

4. North/South

5. On/Thursday/June/Rev. Tom Gustaveson/Baptist/Canyon View Junior High/Australian

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lesson 327 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. joe louis was known as the "the brown bomber."

2. knowing that nature never did betray

the heart that loved her.

3. the letter began, "my dear celeste," and ended with, "your dearest cousin."

4. The biggest signature on the declaration of independence was by john hancock.

5. The seminoles, who are native americans, live in florida.


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Answers:

1. Joe Louis/The Brown Bomber (epithet)

2. Knowing/Nature (personification)/The

3. The/My dear Celeste/Your

4. Declaration of Independence/John Hancock

5. Seminoles/Native Americans/Florida

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Lesson 326 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. "yes," eric yelled, "we are glad that grandpa and grandma like trips."

2. yesterday i went with mother to see miss lomack, our dentist.

3. In the ensign magazine i found an article about mohammedanism and christianity in the middle east.

4. "there was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
he found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;"

5. Did you know that professor phillips studied brahmanism in india?


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Answers:

1. Yes/Eric/Grandpa/Grandma

2. Yesterday/I/Mother/Miss Lomack

3. Ensign/I/Mohammedanism/Christianity/Middle East

4. There/He

5. Professor Phillips/Brahmanism/India

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Quiz for Lessons 321 - 325 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. We travel to anyplace where roman or greek architecture is found.

2. They have tried all the chinese restaurants in the city.

3. "he rode all unarmed and he rode all alone.
so faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,"

4. Have you read the poem "lochinvar?"

5. The little boy asked, "may I go to bed now?"

6. Have you read the exciting book harry potter and the goblet of fire?

7. "no," he answered, "but I have read the other harry potter books."

8. dear elaine,
I will be with you soon.
sincerely yours,

9. The latin language is easier to learn than the greek language.

10. little boy blue,
come blow your horn,
the sheep's in the meadow,
the cow's in the corn;


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Answers:

1. Roman/Greek

2. Chinese

3. He/So

4. Lochinvar

5. May

6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7. No/Harry Potter

8. Dear Elaine/Sincerely

9. Latin/Greek

10. Little Boy Blue/Come/The/The

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Lesson 325 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize proper adjectives made from proper nouns. Example: French dressing, Grecian urn

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. I will have the caesar's salad rather than the finnish soup.

2. The mediterranean fruit fly is a threat to the cherry crop.

3. Many good stories are found in american folklore.

4. Do you want french or italian dressing on that?

5. I like the look of spanish architecture.


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Answers:

1. Caesar's/Finnish

2. Mediterranean

3. American

4. French/Italian

5. Spanish

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lesson 324 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the first word and all nouns in the salutation of a letter. Example: My dear Mary, Capitalize only the first word of the complimentary close. Example: Yours truly,

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. dear uncle frank, your favorite nephew,

2. with fondest regards, dear sweetheart,

3. dear sir: respectfully yours,

4. dear mom and dad, with love,

5. your dearest friend, to whom it may concern:


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Answers:

1. Dear Uncle Frank/Your

2. With/Dear Sweetheart

3. Dear Sir/Respectfully

4. Dear Mom and Dad/With

5. Your/To

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lesson 323 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the first word in every complete line of poetry.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. "loveliest of trees, the cherry now
is hung with bloom along the bough,"

2. "roses are red.
violets are blue."

3. "under a spreading chestnut tree
the village smithy stands."

4. "once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--"

5. "jack and jill
went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water;
jack fell down,
and broke his crown,
and jill came tumbling after."


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Answers:

1. Loveliest/Is

2. Roses/Violets

3. Under/The

4. Once/Over

5. Jack/Jill/Went/To/Jack/And/And/Jill

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lesson 322 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the first word of every direct quotation. Example: He asked, "Can this wait until tomorrow?"

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. "meet me at the station in the morning," Alice said.

2. "yes," said Rob, "it was charles dickens who wrote david copperfield."

3. She said that she would help with the party if asked.

4. The clerk said, "you cannot use a personal check for the ride."

5. "i used to live here in 1960," said the man. "it has changed a lot since that time."


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Answers:

1. Meet

2. Yes/Charles Dickens/David Copperfield

3. (no capitals because it is an indirect quotation)

4. You

5. I/It

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Lesson 321 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the titles of books, newspapers, magazines, and all other kinds of literary works. Capitalize works of art, motion pictures, and musical compositions. Do not capitalize the articles (a, an, the), prepositions, or conjunctions unless they come first or last in these titles. Example: Death of a Salesman, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. My favorite book is a tale of two cities.

2. Have you ever heard the song "earth angel"?

3. Jeff's theme was entitled "among the stars."

4. We take two newspapers new utah and the deseret news.

5. national geographic and reader's digest are both interesting magazines.


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Answers:

1. A Tale of Two Cities

2. "Earth Angel"

3. "Among the Stars"

4. New Utah/Deseret News

5. National Geographic/Reader's Digest

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Quiz for Lessons 316 - 320 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The swedish angel was a modern hero.

2. Nowhere was anger laughing louder.

3. The required courses are math, english, science and world history I.

4. Popular ancient courses are greek, latin, and hebrew.

5. The president will address the house of representatives this afternoon.

6. The supreme court and federal banking commission are important government bodies.

7. capt. j. r. banner will meet with a. b. javits, esq. about the matter.

8. We will go at 8:00 a.m. or at 1:00 p.m.

9. Did Julius Caesar live in 25 b c. or a.d. 25?

10. mr. henry c. james, jr., and miss emily shepard were married by rev. frank black.


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Answers:

1. Swedish Angel (epithet)

2. Anger (personification)

3. English/World History I

4. Greek/Latin/Hebrew

5. President/House of Representatives

6. Supreme Court/Federal Banking Commission

7. Capt. J. R. Banner/A. B. Javits, Esq.

8. A.M./P.M.

9. B.C./A.D.

10. Mr. Henry C. James, Jr./Miss Emily Shepard/Rev. Frank Black

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Lesson 320 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize epithets (a word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or a thing). Example: the Lone-Star State Capitalize personifications (giving human attributes to inanimate objects). (Authors disregard this rule often.) Example: The Computer thought hard about the problem.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The lone-star state is texas.

2. florence nightengale is called the lady of the lamp.

3. The bears of colorado are being starved by nature.

4. The cruel hunger looked up from all the empty shelves.

5. In every face happiness smiled.


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Answers:

1. Lone-Star State (epithet)/Texas

2. Florence Nightengale/Lady of the Lamp (epithet)

3. Colorado/Nature (personification)

4. Hunger (personification)

5. Happiness (personification)

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lesson 319 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize only school subjects that (a) come from the name of a country or a language, and (b) are actual titles of the course. Examples: French, English literature, typing, Typing II, history

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. I used to teach latin, history, and english.

2. In college I took algebra i and american history.

3. Mary loved her time in journalism and russian.

4. The hardest classes were geometry ii, psychology, and greek.

5. I didn't like chinese history or economics.


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Answers:

1. Latin/English

2. Algebra I/American history

3. Russian

4. Geometry II/Greek

5. Chinese history

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lesson 318 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the official names of governmental officers, offices, and bodies. When referring to the President of the United States, always capitalize President, and capitalize names of other officers when used in place of specific individuals. Examples: He works for the State Department. The Secretary of State will visit here tomorrow. I am not guilty, Judge!

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. mr. speaker, i will yield to the senator from utah.

2. The attorney general and the president are meeting now.

3. He was a county judge after leaving the senate.

4. The secretary of agriculture is speaking to congress at noon.

5. It has been a pleasure to serve you, president.


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Answers:

1. Mr. Speaker/I/Senator/Utah

2. Attorney General/President

3. Senate

4. Secretary of Agriculture/Congress

5. President

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lesson 317 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the abbreviations Jr., Sr., and Esq. following names; the abbreviations A.M., P.M., B.C., and A.D.; and abbreviations of academic degrees.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. What happened in a.d. 1492?

2. Be here promptly at 9:45 a.m.

3. This is Kraig Jenson, m.d., my doctor.

4. John Jones, jr. is my neighbor.

5. At 2:00 p.m. richard wiget, sr. and c. elliott, esq. will be with us.


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Answers:

1. A.D.

2. A.M.

3. M.D.

4. Jr.

5. P.M./Richard Wiget, Sr./C. Elliott, Esq.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Lesson 316 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize titles preceding personal names, abbreviations of those titles used with proper names, initials, or titles when used alone in place of the name or person. Examples: Mr., Miss, Rev., Dr., W. C. Johanson, Captain

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. Have you met the rev. mr. ryan, mrs. hubbard, and dr. peterson?

2. This is supt. e. r. wing who was a captain during combat.

3. mr. and mrs. jones with miss smith will accompany you tomorrow.

4. Did you serve, colonel, in india?

5. I am to dine with cardinal corolucci tonight.


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Answers:

1. Rev. Mr. Ryan, Mrs. Hubbard, Dr. Peterson

2. Supt. E. R. Wing

3. Mr. and Mrs. Jones/Miss Smith

4. Colonel/India

5. Cardinal Corolucci

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Quiz for Lessons 311 - 315 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The industrial era was important to the development of america.

2. The national league is older than the american league as a baseball league.

3. He attended amity high school and the university of wisconsin.

4. I want to ride the zepher and the heber creeper.

5. The league of women voters will meet in the wiswell building.

6. Is the eiffel tower in paris, france?

7. The future farmers of america is an old organization.

8. I tried palmolive soap and crest toothpaste.

9. The hub for delta airlines is in utah.

10. The empire state building is taller than the chrysler building.


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Answers:

1. Industrial Era/America

2. National League/American League

3. Amity High School/University of Wisconsin

4. Zepher/Heber Creeper

5. League of Women Voters/Wiswell Building

6. Eiffel Tower/Paris/France

7. Future Farmers of America

8. Palmolive/Crest

9. Delta Airlines/Utah

10. Empire State Building/Chrysler Building

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Lesson 315 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize holidays, special or famous events, historical periods or eras and famous documents.
Examples: Labor Day, Junior Prom, Stone Age, Magna Carta

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. Everyone should study the bill of rights.

2. Two christian holidays are easter and christmas.

3. Have you studied the middle ages yet?

4. the junior prom is always two months after homecoming.

5. Our constitution is used as a model by other countries.


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Answers:

1. Bill of Rights

2. Christian/Easter/Christmas

3. Middle Ages

4. The/Junior Prom/Homecoming

5. Constitution

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Lesson 314 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize a brand name but not the product. Example: Firestone tires, Bestyet hams, Arrow shirts

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. We buy chicken of the sea tuna.

2. Have you tried amway soap?

3. They no longer make plymouth vans.

4. I like all maxwell chocolates and candies.

5. There are many kinds of campbell soups.


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Answers:

1. Chicken of the Sea tuna

2. Amway soap

3. Plymouth vans

4. Maxwell chocolates

5. Campbell soups

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