Saturday, April 20, 2024

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

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

2. Ten and three quarters is 10.75 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. -or- !

5. Add together 8.25 and 1.75 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 $336.50 (three hundred thirty-six dollars and fifty cents) for gasoline alone.

9. I feel sorry for the B.S.A. organization! -or- .

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



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Friday, April 19, 2024

Lesson 340 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

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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. In decimals, 2.25 would mean two and one fourth.

2. That new saddle will cost us $729.33 (seven hundred twenty-nine dollars and thirty-three cents).

3. The little girl paid $0.25 (twenty-five cents) for the sucker, and the boy paid $0.59 (fifty-nine cents) for the candy bar.

4. In decimals, four and ninety-nine hundredths is written 4.99.

5. Seven and two thirds is written 7.67.



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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Lesson 339 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

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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. 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.

Note: 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, April 17, 2024

Lesson 338 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

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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 Marine.


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Answers:

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 Marine.

Note: 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, April 16, 2024

Lesson 337 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

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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. 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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Monday, April 15, 2024

Lesson 336 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

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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. 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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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Quiz for Lessons 331 - 335 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

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

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

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. Don't run out in the street

2. Now is the time to support honesty in all aspects of life

3. Well Here we go again

4. Pay attention, will you

5. Who is that guy walking down the hall

6. He doesn't live here anymore

7. Get out of here

8. Did you bring the money that we need

9. Watch what you are doing

10. I will see you tomorrow


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Answers:

1. Don't run out in the street. -or- !

2. Now is the time to support honesty in all aspects of life. -or- !

3. Well! Here we go again. -or- !

4. Pay attention, will you! -or- .

5. Who is that guy walking down the hall? -or- !

6. He doesn't live here anymore. -or- !

7. Get out of here! -or- .

8. Did you bring the money that we need? -or- !

9. Watch what you are doing. -or- !

10. I will see you tomorrow. -or- !

(Notice how the exclamation point can be used to give added emphasis or feeling to a sentence.)



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Friday, April 12, 2024

Lesson 335 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

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Use a period to end a declarative sentence.  A declarative sentence makes a statement.
 
Example:
The assignment is due tomorrow.

Use a period to end an imperative sentence. An imperative sentence makes a command or request.
 
Examples:
Hand it in now.
Stop. 

Use a question mark to end an interrogative sentence. An interrogative sentence asks a direct question.
 
Example:
Do you know the man?

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.
 
Examples:
The assignment is due tomorrow!
Stop!
Do you know the man!  
 
Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.

1. Who will win the debates, Gore or Bush

2. Do your chores and your home work, and then you can play

3. Ouch That hurt

4. I saw most of the Olympic Games on television

5. Did you see the flying saucer


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Answers:

1. Who will win the debates, Gore or Bush?

2. Do your chores and your home work, and then you can play.

3. Ouch! That hurt!

4. I saw most of the Olympic Games on television.

5. Did you see the flying saucer? -or- ! (depending on how you want it said)



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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Lesson 334 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

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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.
 
Examples:
The assignment is due tomorrow!
Stop!
Do you know the man!  

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!

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



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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Lesson 333 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

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Use a question mark to end an interrogative sentence. An interrogative sentence asks a direct question.
 
Example:
Do you know the man?

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. 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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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Lesson 332 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

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Use a period to end an imperative sentence. An imperative sentence makes a command or request.
 
Examples:
Hand it in now.
Stop. 

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. 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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Monday, April 8, 2024

Lesson 331 - Mechanics - End Punctuation

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Use a period to end a declarative sentence.  A declarative sentence makes a statement.
 
Example:
The assignment is due tomorrow.

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. 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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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Quiz for Lessons 326 - 330 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

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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. 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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Friday, April 5, 2024

Lesson 330 - Mechanics - Capitalization Review

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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 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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