Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 371 - 375 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

Instructions: Use quotation marks and capitals where needed in these sentences.

1. That is an interesting story, said Sarah.

2. Could you, asked Jack, tell us some more stories?

3. I like old stories from long ago, remarked Jane. My mother used to read them to me.

4. Joe said that he had heard the story before.

5. I doubt that you know what your are talking about, stated Charlie. Well, replied Joe, you are incorrect this time. Charlie looking at Joe then said, I apologize for my unkind remark.

6. The children said that they would look for more books with interesting old stories.

7. Have you ever been to Persia? asked Henry. No, I haven't, said Bill, and it is not called Persia now. What is is called now, inquired Jane.

8. Look, cried Sarah, Mom is bringing refreshments!

9. This sure has been a fun day, guys, giggled Jack.

10. I hope we can do this again soon, said Bill. There is so much to learn from good stories.


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Answers:

1. "That is an interesting story," said Sarah.

2. "Could you," asked Jack, "tell us some more stories?"

3. "I like old stories from long ago," remarked Jane. "My mother used to read them to me."

4. Joe said that he had heard the story before.


5. "I doubt that you know what you are talking about," stated Charlie.

"Well," replied Joe, "you are incorrect this time."

Charlie looking at Joe then said, "I apologize for my unkind remark."


6. The children said that they would look for more books with interesting old stories.


7. "Have you ever been to Persia?" asked Henry.

"No, I haven't," said Bill, "and it is not called Persia now."

"What is is called now?" inquired Jane.


8. "Look," cried Sarah, "Mom is bringing refreshments!"

9. "This sure has been a fun day, guys," giggled Jack.

10. "I hope we can do this again soon," said Bill. "There is so much to learn from good stories."

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Lesson 375 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

If a quotation has more than one paragraph, use quotation marks at the beginning of each paragraph and at the end of the last paragraph of the quotation.

Instructions: Use quotation marks where needed in these sentences.

1. This is one person's quoted idea about happiness.

Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it.

Pleasure is often confused with happiness but is by no means synonymous with it. Pleasure, unlike happiness, is that which pleases us or gives us gratification. Usually it endures for only a short time.

We are enticed daily to pursue worldly pleasures that may divert us from the path to happiness. But the path to true happiness is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God.

2. This is a quoted story about Ali Hafed.

Ali Hafed was a wealthy ancient Persian who owned much land and many productive fields, orchards, and gardens, and loaned money out at interest.

One day an old priest came to him and told him that if he had a diamond the size of his thumb, he could purchase a dozen farms like his. He told Ali Hafed where to find such a diamond.

Ali Hafed sold his farm, collected his money that was at interest, and left his family in the charge of a neighbor. He left in search of diamonds. After years of searching, his money was spent, and he passed away in rags and wretchedness.

The man who purchased Ali Hafed's farm one day led his camel out into the garden to drink, and as the animal put his nose into the shallow waters, the farmer noticed a curious flash of light in the white sands of the stream. Reaching in, he pulled out a black stone which proved to be a diamond. This marked the discovery of the diamond mines of Golconda, the most valuable diamond mines in the history of the ancient world.

Had Ali Hafed remained at home and dug in his own cellar, or anywhere in his own fields, rather than traveling in strange lands where he eventually faced starvation and ruin, he would have had acres of diamonds.


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Answers:

1. "Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it.

"Pleasure is often confused with happiness but is by no means synonymous with it. Pleasure, unlike happiness, is that which pleases us or gives us gratification. Usually it endures for only a short time.

"We are enticed daily to pursue worldly pleasures that may divert us from the path to happiness. But the path to true happiness is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God."


2. "Ali Hafed was a wealthy ancient Persian who owned much land and many productive fields, orchards, and gardens, and loaned money out at interest.

"One day an old priest came to him and told him that if he had a diamond the size of his thumb, he could purchase a dozen farms like his. He told Ali Hafed where to find such a diamond.

"Ali Hafed sold his farm, collected his money that was at interest, and left his family in the charge of a neighbor. He left in search of diamonds. After years of searching, his money was spent, and he passed away in rags and wretchedness.

"The man who purchased Ali Hafed's farm one day led his camel out into the garden to drink, and as the animal put his nose into the shallow waters, the farmer noticed a curious flash of light in the white sands of the stream. Reaching in, he pulled out a black stone which proved to be a diamond. This marked the discovery of the diamond mines of Golconda, the most valuable diamond mines in the history of the ancient world.

"Had Ali Hafed remained at home and dug in his own cellar, or anywhere in his own fields, rather than traveling in strange lands where he eventually faced starvation and ruin, he would have had acres of diamonds."

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lesson 374 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

Begin a new paragraph with each change of speaker in dialogue.

Example:

"Can I count on you?" asked Carl.

"Yes, you can," said Matthew.

"You cannot fail us," replied Claudia.

Instructions: Make new paragraphs and place quotation marks where needed in the following dialogues.

1. Knock on the door. I will be right behind you, said John. I am afraid, said James. You are bigger and older so you knock. I will do it. Why are you worried about it? It is just Halloween, interrupted Matthew, and there is nothing scary about this house.

2. Chantelle said, I never get to be the mother when we play. You can be the mother today, replied Hayley. When will I get to be the mother? asked Alise. You are too little, replied Hayley and Chantelle.

3. We are going to have a new baby, said Ann. I hope it is a boy, said Chris. We need a boy in the family. I want it to be a girl, remarked Rebecca. I don't care, said Allison. I just hope it hurries up.

4. Do you want to play on the computer with me, Mark? asked Todd. I am too little, said Mark. Mommy won't let me. Todd, you wouldn’t let him play very much if he could, stated Stephanie. Todd said, I am going to change and let him now.

5. Lindsay asked, Do we have everything for the trip? I hope so, replied Boyd. Did you get everything for Celeste? I have had it ready all day, said Lindsay.


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Answers:

1. "Knock on the door. I will be right behind you," said John.

"I am afraid," said James. "You are bigger and older so you knock."

"I will do it. Why are you worried about it? It is just Halloween," interrupted Matthew, "and there is nothing scary about this house."


2. Chantelle said, "I never get to be the mother when we play."

"You can be the mother today," replied Hayley.

"When will I get to be the mother?" asked Elise.

"You are too little," replied Hayley and Chantelle.


3. "We are going to have a new baby," said Ann.

"I hope it is a boy," said Chris. "We need a boy in the family."

"I want it to be a girl," remarked Rebecca.

"I don't care," said Allison. "I just hope it hurries up."


4. "Do you want to play on the computer with me, Mark?" asked Todd.

"I am too little," said Mark. "Mommy won't let me."

"Todd, you wouldn’t let him play very much if he could," stated Stephanie.

Todd said, "I am going to change and let him now."


5. Lindsay asked, "Do we have everything for the trip?"

"I hope so," replied Boyd. "Did you get everything for Celeste?"

"I have had it ready all day," said Lindsay.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lesson 373 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

Use no quotation marks with indirect quotations. An indirect quotation often begins with the word that. Example: Betty said that she wished the election was final.

Instructions: Use quotation marks where needed in these sentences.

1. James stated that he had won the race.

2. Richard said, I was in second place until I fell.

3. Mom said that she was worried when she saw it happen.

4. Sue said, that was too bad.

5. I hope that you had fun, anyway, said his dad.


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Answers:

1. James stated that he had won the race.

2. Richard said, "I was in second place until I fell."

3. Mom said that she was worried when she saw it happen.

4. Sue said, "That was too bad."

5. "I hope that you had fun, anyway," said his dad.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lesson 372 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

Use quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker. When the words identifying the speaker come between the parts of the quotation, put quotation marks around each part. Example: "Yes," said Jack, "I will be there."

Use one set of quotation marks for two or more sentences not broken by explanatory material. Example: "I know that. He has known for several days," said Jim. If part of the quotation is a new sentence use a capital letter. Example: "I know that," said Jim. "He has known for several days."

Instructions: Use quotation marks and capitals where needed in these sentences.

1. We will be in town tomorrow night. Don't wait up. We will come by the next day, said Jeanne.

2. We want you to stay with us, answered Barbara. we'll meet you at the station.

3. Okay, replied Chris, bring the car around.

4. Are the girls ready to go? asked Ann. they need to leave now.

5. Yes, replied Ila, that play was really enjoyable.


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Answers:

1. "We will be in town tomorrow night. Don't wait up. We will come by the next day," said Jeanne.

2. "We want you to stay with us," answered Barbara. "We'll meet you at the station."

3. "Okay," replied Chris, "bring the car around."

4. "Are the girls ready to go?" asked Ann. "They need to leave now."

5. "Yes," replied Ila, "that play was really enjoyable."

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Lesson 371 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

Use quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker. Example: He said, "I saw that." "I saw it too," she said.

Instructions: Use quotation marks where needed in these sentences.

1. I wish the election were over, said Fred.

2. Will they finish this week? asked Frida.

3. Willard added, It is becoming a joke.

4. We can now see that every vote counts, concluded Sara.

5. Yes, we know that we should vote every time, commented Jeff.


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Answers:

1. "I wish the election was over," said Fred.

2. "Will they finish this week?" asked Frida.

3. Willard added, "It is becoming a joke!"

4. "We can now see that every vote counts," concluded Sara.

5. "Yes, we know that we should vote every time," commented Jeff.

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