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Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points: Writing Skills Success Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Review the lesson for Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points: Writing Skills Success Study Guide.

Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise: Using Periods

Choose the correctly written version from each of the following sets of sentences. You will find the answers to each set of questions at the end.

    1. The train passed through Rockford, IL., on its way to St. Joseph, MO.
    2. The train passed through Rockford, IL, on its way to St Joseph, MO.
    3. The train passed through Rockford, IL, on its way to St. Joseph, MO.
    1. Ms Cory Ames, Dr Matthew Olson, and H.J. Lane went to Chicago, IL..
    2. Ms Cory Ames, Dr Matthew Olson, and HJ Lane went to Chicago, IL.
    3. Ms. Cory Ames, Dr. Matthew Olson, and H.J. Lane went to Chicago, IL.
    1. At the age of 15, Justin measured 5 ft. 11 in. tall. Now, at 17, he has grown to 6 ft. 3 in.
    2. At the age of 15, Justin measured 5 ft. 11 in. tall.. Now, at 17, he has grown to 6 ft. 3 in..
    3. At the age of 15, Justin measured 5 ft 11 in tall. Now, at 17, he has grown to 6 ft 3 in.
    1. Bob asked if the price of the CD was $13.98?
    2. Bob asked if the price of the CD was $13.98.
    3. Bob asked if the price of the CD was $1398¢.
    1. Tie your shoe. Before you trip and break a leg.
    2. Tie your shoe before you trip and break a leg.
    3. Tie your shoe before you trip and break a leg
    1. Mr and Mrs Fletcher visited 10 cities in 20 days.
    2. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher visited 10 cities in 20 days.
    3. Mr and Mrs. Fletcher visited 10 cities in 20 days.
    1. Mayor and Mrs. Dorian will address the city council at 8:00 PM.
    2. Mayor and Mrs Dorian will address the city council at 8:00 P.M.
    3. Mayor and Mrs. Dorian will address the city council at 8:00 P.M.
    1. Oh, all right. Tell me your riddle.
    2. Oh. all right. Tell me your riddle.
    3. Oh, all right Tell me your riddle.

Practice Exercise: Using Quotation Marks and Exclamation Points

Choose the correctly written version of each of the following sets of sentences.

    1. Wow! That is an incredible view?
    2. Wow? That is an incredible view!
    3. Wow! That is an incredible view!
    1. I can't believe how naïve I was!
    2. I can't believe how naïve I was.
    3. I can't believe how naïve I was?
    1. The auditor asked me why I didn't save the receipts?
    2. The auditor asked me why I didn't save the receipts.
    3. The auditor asked me why I didn't save the receipts!
    1. Can you tell me the seating capacity of this meeting room.
    2. Can you tell me the seating capacity of this meeting room?
    3. Can you tell me the seating capacity of this meeting room!
    1. Unbelievable. I never thought she would go through with it!
    2. Unbelievable? I never thought she would go through with it.
    3. Unbelievable! I never thought she would go through with it!
    1. Was Alexander the Great born in 350 B.C.E.
    2. Was Alexander the great born in 350 B.C.E.?
    3. Was Alexander the Great born in 350 B.C.E.?
    1. Our group will meet at the library at 10:00 P.M. to research T.S. Eliot.
    2. Our group will meet at the library at 10:00 PM to research T.S. Eliot.
    3. Our group will meet at the library at 10:00 P.M. to research TS. Eliot.
    1. Hannah asked how much the prom bid was. Kayla told her $50.00.
    2. Hannah asked how much the prom bid was? Kayla told her $50.00?
    3. Hannah asked how much the prom bid was? Kayla told her $50.00.
    1. Wow. What a close call that was?
    2. Wow! What a close call that was.
    3. Wow! What a close call that was!
    1. Those carpenters. Do you know how much they charged?
    2. Those carpenters? Do you know how much they charged?
    3. Those carpenters! Do you know how much they charged?

Answers

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  4. b.
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  11. b.
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  15. a.
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  17. c.
  18. c.
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