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Quiz for Lessons 336 - 340

Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

 

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. / Mrs. / C. / period at end of sentence

 

2. 10.75 / period at end of sentence

 

3. B.C. / A.D. / question mark at end of sentence

 

4. St. / period or exclamation point at end of sentence

 

5. 8.25 / 1.75

 

6. S. / Dr. A. Z. / Jr. / A.M.

 

7. P. / Esq. / Ms. / K. / P.T.

 

8. $336.50

 

9. B.S.A. / exclamation point or period at the end of sentence

 

10. F.I.C.A.

 






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