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Punctuation and Sentence Building Practice

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 14, 2011

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Punctuation and Sentence Building Practice

Insert or delete punctuation where necessary.

  1. The 100-acre Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, is open to the public; from March to the end of October.
  2. Whenever he professed his love for her she blushed.
  3. I planted the flowering perennial plant; that you gave me.
  4. Even though I said I wanted to be alone Jimmy insisted on joining me consequently I hated the movie.
  5. Her husband because he is the opposite of a chauvinist cares deeply about her career therefore he even writes her résumé for her.
  6. I wore my new black suit, and coat to the interview.
  7. Itemize all the food in your refrigerator you'll be amazed at the quantity and variety of things.
  8. Except for the pots and pans I've itemized my entire kitchen.
  9. Although he had been walked and fed the dog barked loudly for a long time until finally we realized that he was afraid of the dark.
  10. My teenage son should have been studying for exams instead he was outside playing basketball with his friends.

Answers

Sample answers are provided.

1. The 100-acre Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, is open to the public from March to the end of October. 2. Whenever he professed his love for her, she blushed. 3. I planted the flowering perennial plant that you gave me. 4. Even though I said I wanted to be alone, Jimmy insisted on joining me; consequently, I hated the movie. 5. Her husband, because he is the opposite of a chauvinist, cares deeply about her career; therefore, he even writes her résumé for her. 6. I wore my new black suit and coat to the interview. 7. Itemize all the food in your refrigerator; you'll be amazed at the quantity and variety of things. 8. Except for the pots and pans, I've itemized my entire kitchen. 9. Although he had been walked and fed, the dog barked loudly for a long time; finally, we realized that he was afraid of the dark. 10. My teenage son should have been studying for exams; instead, he was outside playing basketball with his friends.

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