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End Punctuation Practice

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Updated on Sep 8, 2011

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End Punctuation Practice

Periods

Insert periods to correctly punctuate each of the following sentences. You may check your answers against the key at the end of the lesson.

  1. Mr Gerald F Kurtry is a family friend He works in St Louis
  2. The 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens in Wash state destroyed more than 200 sq miles of forest and timber
  3. Dr Karen Lee has been the head of the Health Department in Boone Cty for almost 20 years
  4. Did Gov and Mrs Varnes enjoy their trip to Essex Jct, VT?
  5. The Drama Club elections have been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept 9

Question Marks and Exclamation Points

In each group of three, determine which sentence is properly punctuated with question marks and exclamation points.

  1.  
    1. Help! I am going to drop these groceries?
    2. Help? I am going to drop these groceries!
    3. Help! I am going to drop these groceries!
  2.  
    1. What did she say? I didn't hear her.
    2. What did she say. I didn't hear her.
    3. What did she say? I didn't hear her?
  3.  
    1. Why her? She already has two and doesn't need any more.
    2. Why her! She already has two and doesn't need any more?
    3. Why her? She already has two and doesn't need any more?
  4.  
    1. How shocking. I never thought she would go through with it!
    2. How shocking? I never thought she would go through with it.
    3. How shocking! I never thought she would go through with it!
  5.  
    1. What a great job? Can you do it again?
    2. What a great job! Can you do it again?
    3. What a great job. Can you do it again?

Answers

  1. Mr. Gerald F. Kurtry is a family friend. He works in St. Louis.
  2. The 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, in Wash. state destroyed more than 200 sq. miles of forest and timber.
  3. Dr. Karen Lee has been the head of the Health Department in Boone Cty. for almost 20 years
  4. Did Gov. and Mrs. Varnes enjoy their trip to Essex Jct., VT?
  5. The Drama Club elections have been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.
  6. c.
  7. a.
  8. a.
  9. c.
  10. b.
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