Daily Grammar

Lesson 340

Mechanics - Punctuation - Periods

Use a period to show decimals, dollars, and cents.

Examples: This costs $6.99.
                  Two and one half is written 2.5.

Instructions: Put periods where needed in the following sentences.

1. In decimals, 225 would mean two and one fourth.

In decimals, 2.25 would mean two and one fourth.

2. That new saddle will cost us $72933. (seven hundred twenty-nine dollars and thirty-three cents)

That new saddle will cost us $729.33 (seven hundred twenty-nine dollars and thirty-three cents)

3. The little girl paid $025 (twenty-five cents) for the sucker, and the boy paid $059 (fifty-nine cents) for the candy bar.

The little girl paid $0.25 (twenty-five cents) for the sucker, and the boy paid $0.59 (fifty-nine cents) for the candy bar.

4. In decimals, four and ninety-nine hundredths is written 499.

In decimals, four and ninety-nine hundredths is written 4.99.

5. Seven and two thirds is written 767.

Seven and two thirds is written 7.67.

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