Daily Grammar

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

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney C. Snow were honored at the dinner.

2. Ten and three quarters is 1075 in decimals

Ten and three quarters is 10.75 in decimals.

3. Did you study the period from 100 B C to A D 200 in your history class

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

I have heard of St. Francis of Assisi. -or- !

5. Add together 825 and 175 in decimals which should equal ten.

Add together 8.25 and 1.75 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

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.

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.

The trip cost $336.50 (three hundred thirty-six dollars and fifty cents) for gasoline alone.

9. I feel sorry for the B S A organization

I feel sorry for the B.S.A. organization. -or- !

10. It seems that they take so much from my check for F I C A

It seems that they take so much from my check for F.I.C.A.





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