Saturday, January 9, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 336 - 340 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Use a period after initials used in names. Examples: E. F. Smith, Helen R. Hunsaker, W. James Swift

Use a period after the abbreviations Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., and St. (Saint) before a name and Jr., Sr., and Esq., after a name. Do not use a period with Miss because it is not an abbreviation.

Special abbreviations or initials need a period. Example: C.O.D. (cash on delivery) (Many abbreviations and acronyms, especially government agencies, now do not use periods and the abbreviations may be found written in several forms. Example: miles per hour = mph, m.p.h., Mph, MPH) For our purposes we will use periods with abbreviations to be consistent.

Use a period with abbreviations used with figures showing time. Examples: A.M., P.M., B.C., and A.D.

Use a period to show decimals and dollars and cents. Examples: This costs $6.99. Two and one half is written 2.5.

Instructions: Put the correct punctuation where needed in the following sentences.

1. Mr and Mrs Rodney C Snow were honored at the dinner

2. Ten and three quarters is 1075 in decimals

3. Did you study the period from 100 B C to A D 200 in your history class

4. I have heard of St Francis of Assisi

5. Add together 825 and 175 in decimals which should equal ten.

6. Miss Claire S Queen and Dr A Z King, Jr , will be married at 10:00 A M

7. Dan P Morgan, Esq , and Ms Luella K Larson knew the famous P T Barnum.

8. The trip cost $33650 (three hundred thirty-six dollars and fifty cents) for gasoline alone.

9. I feel sorry for the B S A organization

10. It seems that they take so much from my check for F I C A


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Answers:

1. Mr. / Mrs. / C. / period at end of sentence

2. 10.75 / period at end of sentence

3. B.C. / A.D. / question mark at end of sentence

4. St. / period or exclamation point at end of sentence

5. 8.25 / 1.75

6. S. / Dr. A. Z. / Jr. / A.M.

7. P. / Esq. / Ms. / K. / P.T.

8. $336.50

9. B.S.A. / exclamation point or period at the end of sentence

10. F.I.C.A.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Lesson 340 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Use a period to show decimals, dollars, and cents. Examples: This costs $6.99. Two and one half is written 2.5.

Instructions: Put periods where needed in the following sentences.

1. In decimals, 225 would mean two and one fourth.

2. That new saddle will cost us $72933. (seven hundred twenty-nine dollars and thirty-three cents)

3. The little girl paid $025 (twenty-five cents) for the sucker, and the boy paid $059 (fifty-nine cents) for the candy bar.

4. In decimals, four and ninety-nine hundredths is written 499.

5. Seven and two thirds is written 767.


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Answers:

1. 2.25

2. $729.33

3. $0.25 / $0.59

4. 4.99

5. 7.67

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lesson 339 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Use a period with abbreviations used with figures showing time. Examples: A.M., P.M., B.C., and A.D.

Instructions: Put periods where needed in the following sentences.

1. I was born in A D 1940.

2. Be here at 4:30 A M , or you will not see me until 9:45 P M

3. What happened in A D 1776 that was of great importance?

4. People living in 2000 B C did not enjoy all that we have today.

5. Class starts promptly at 8:00 A M


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Answers:

1. A.D.

2. A.M. / P.M.

3. A.D.

4. B.C.

5. A.M.

(Notice that when a period is used for an abbreviation or some other reason at the end of the sentence, you do not need a second one to end the sentence. The one period does double duty.)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lesson 338 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Special abbreviations or initials need a period. Example: C.O.D. (cash on delivery) (Many abbreviations and acronyms, especially government agencies, now do not use periods and the abbreviations may be found written in several forms. Example: miles per hour = mph, m.p.h., Mph, MPH) For our purposes we will use periods with abbreviations to be consistent.

Instructions: Put periods where needed in the following sentences.

1. I will send the package C O D to M I T

2. The soldier got lost returning to base but was considered A W O L

3. Dr Hill is really a D D S

4. U S S R no longer exists since it has been divided into several smaller countries.

5. I want to join the U S N and become a Navy seal.


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Answers:

1. C.O.D. / M.I.T.

2. A.W.O.L.

3. Dr. / D.D.S.

4. U.S.S.R.

5. U.S.N.

(Notice that when a period is used for an abbreviation or some other reason at the end of the sentence, you do not need a second one to end the sentence. The one period does double duty.)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lesson 337 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Use a period after the abbreviations Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., and St. (Saint) before a name and Jr., Sr., and Esq., after a name. Do not use a period with Miss because it is not an abbreviation.

Instructions: Put periods where needed in the following sentences.

1. Mr Samuel H White spoke at the celebration last night.

2. Mr and Mrs J B Smythe and their son J B Smythe, Jr , will be at the opening ceremonies.

3. Have you been to St Petersburg and St Louis?

4. Dr Leonard J Arrington was a great historian

5. Ms P T Roberts and Mr John J Jones, Esq will speak at tomorrow's meeting.


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Answers:

1. Mr. / H.

2. Mr. / Mrs. J. B. / J. B. Jr.

3. St. / St.

4. Dr. / J. / The end of the sentence needs a period.

5. Ms. P. T. / Mr. / J. / Esq.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Lesson 336 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Use a period after initials used in names. Examples: E. F. Smith, Helen R. Hunsaker, W. James Swift

Instructions: Put periods where needed in the following sentences.

1. B D Hibler and Gene W Riding started a new company

2. I know K Malone and J Stockton play for the Utah Jazz.

3. Clara B Walters and Ann J Frampton are sisters.

4. C S Lewis is an interesting author to read.

5. I think names with more than two initials like J R R Tolkien are interesting names.


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Answers:

1. B. D. / W. / The end of the sentence needs a period.

2. K. / J.

3. B. / J.

4. C. S.

5. J. R. R.

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