Punctuation

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  • Q1

    Insert commas, wherever necessary, to improve the following sentences.

    (a) As the sun began to set Declan got ready to go to the party.

    (b) She replied “I don’t feel the same.”

    (c) Swinging at the fast ball Brent heard the crack of the home run that he had just hit.

    (d) He was wearing sneakers with plastic soles so he could not run fast.

    (e) I met this attractive gracious lady at the lunch today.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) As the sun began to set, Declan got ready to go to the party.

    (b) She replied, “I don’t feel the same.”

    (c) Swinging at the fast ball, Brent heard the crack of the home run that he had just hit.

    (d) He was wearing sneakers with plastic soles, so he could not run fast.

    (e) I met this attractive, gracious lady at the lunch today.

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  • Q2

    Identify what end mark is required in the following sentences.

    (a) I wondered if it would rain

    (b) She asked if her report card was with me

    (c) How could you be so mean

    (d) He is an incredibly good man

    (e) Did you even go there

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Period

    (b) Period

    (c) Exclamation mark

    (d) Period

    (e) Question mark

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  • Q3

    Rearrange the following sentences.

    (a) he/ dissolved/ James/ needs to/ his company/ help/ will be/ otherwise

    (b) so/ his/ was/ despicable/ conduct

    (c) I/ do/ was/ why/ even/ upset/ know/ you

    (d) best/ study/ early mornings/ in the/ better/ others/ in the/ students/ others/ some/ study/ evenings

    (e) idea/ working/ a great/ it’s/ towards/ now/ it/ let’s/ start

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) He needs to help James; otherwise his company will be dissolved.

    (b) His conduct was so despicable!

    (c) Do you even know why was I upset?

    (d) Some students study best in the early mornings; others study better in the evenings.

    (e) It’s a great idea! Let’s start working towards it now.

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  • Q4

    Check if the punctuation marks in the following sentences are used correctly. Make changes to those incorrect.

    (a) What a tragedy!!

    (b) It was a very cold night!

    (c) How terrific you look.

    (d) You’re going to make it to the top. Take my word.

    (e) “Serves you right!” he screamed.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) What a tragedy!

    (b) It was a very cold night.

    (c) How terrific you look!

    (d) You’re going to make it to the top. Take my word!

    (e) Correct, no change required.

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  • Q5

    Use appropriate punctuation marks in the following sentences.

    (a) what are you doing this evening

    (b) Dad had to be rushed to the hospital he had a cardiac arrest

    (c) only one course was open to us surrender said the ex-major and we did

    (d) there is only one thing to do on my off sleep

    (e) the childs mother waited for him outside the examination hall

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) What are you doing this evening?

    (b) Dad had to be rushed to the hospital; he had a cardiac arrest.

    (c) “Only one course was open to us: surrender,” said the ex-major, “and we did.”

    (d) There is only one thing to do on my off – sleep.

    (e) The child’s mother waited for him outside the examination hall.

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