Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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.

--For answers scroll down.


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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