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Lesson 337

Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods


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.



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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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