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1 Punctuation Matters Practice your punctuation! After every slide is the answer to that question. Be sure you want to go to the next one before continuing.

2 1. Which is correct? A panda eats shoots and leaves. A panda eats, shoots, and leaves.

3 Correct A panda eats shoots and leaves.

4 2. What is wrong with this sentence? My brother talks a lot he talks loud too.

5 Correct My brother talks a lot. He talks loud too. OR My brother talks a lot; he talks loud too. OR My brother talks a lot, and he talks loud too.

6 3.Which is correct? Let’s eat mom. Let’s eat, mom.

7 Correct Let’s eat, mom.

8 4.What is wrong with this sentence? I watched a movie and Eman read a book.

9 Correct I watched a movie, and Eman read a book.

10 5. Give an example of a sentence using quotations correctly.

11 Give an example of a sentence using quotations correctly. I said, “I love bagels!”

12 6.Which is correct? We played at the big kid’s playground. We played at the big kids playground.

13 Correct We played at the big kids playground.

14 7.What is wrong with this sentence? I live at Kaplan Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina.

15 Correct I live at Kaplan Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. IT IS CORRECT AS IS.

16 8.Which is correct? While dad was eating the dog, the cat and the horse tried stealing his meal. While dad was eating, the dog, the cat, and the horse tried stealing his meal.

17 Correct While dad was eating, the dog, the cat, and the horse tried stealing his meal.

18 9.Give an example of an interrogative sentence.

19 Give an example of an interrogative sentence. What are you going to do this weekend?

20 10. Which is correct? me later, if you want to talk. me later if you want to talk.

21 Both are Correct me later, if you want to talk. me later if you want to talk. Either, it is your choice!

22 11.What is wrong with this sentence? Leave me, alone man? I said.

23 Correct “Leave me alone, man!” I said.

24 12. Which is correct? I like to eat bacon, toast eggs, and coffee for breakfast. I like to eat bacon, toast, eggs, and coffee for breakfast.

25 Correct I like to eat bacon, toast, eggs, and coffee for breakfast.

26 13. What is an example of a declarative sentence?

27 What is an example of a declarative sentence? I went to school today.

28 14. What is wrong with this sentence? “I really like ice cream” I told my friend.

29 Correct “I really like ice cream,” I told my friend.

30 15. Give an example of an imperative sentence.

31 Give an example of an imperative sentence. Clean your room.

32 16. Can you find the error? Louisiana is made up of two geographical regions, one is called the uplands region. The other is called the alluvial region. The uplands region is made up of prairie and woodlands. The alluvial region is made up of swamp and coastal lands. Most of this land is located along the Mississippi River.

33 Correct Louisiana is made up of two geographical regions. One is called the uplands region. The other is called the alluvial region. The uplands region is made up of prairie and woodlands. The alluvial region is made up of swamp and coastal lands. Most of this land is located along the Mississippi River.

34 17. Which is correct? No, animals are allowed inside. No animals are allowed inside.

35 Correct No animals are allowed inside.

36 18.Which sentence is correct? I told her I love “my parents.” I told her “I love my parents.” I told her, I love my parents.

37 Neither is correct This is correct: I told her, “I love my parents.”

38 19.Give an example of an exclamatory sentence.

39 Give an example of an exclamatory sentence. Oh my gosh!

40 20. Which sentence is correct? I like apples and bananas. I like apples, and bananas.

41 Correct I like apples and bananas.

42 21.What is wrong with this sentence? My sister asked me, “Do you want to watch Brave”?

43 Correct My sister asked me, “Do you want to watch Brave?”

44 22. Correct this sentence. Don't forget to wear your coat, Mom said this morning as I left for school.

45 Correct “Don't forget to wear your coat,” Mom said this morning as I left for school.

46 23. Can you find the error? There were 203,527 Native Americans in Arizona in 1990, the third highest such population in the United States. In addition to the Navajo, they include Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Paiute, Tohono O'Odham, Pima, Maricopa, Yavapaí, Hualapai and Havasupai.

47 23. Can you find the error? There were 203,527 Native Americans in Arizona in 1990, the third highest such population in the United States. In addition to the Navajo they include Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Pima, Hualapai, and Havasupai.

48 Correct There were 203,527 Native Americans in Arizona in 1990, the third highest such population in the United States. In addition to the Navajo, they include Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Pima, Hualapai, and Havasupai.

49 24. Correct the sentence. Before the game started we were planning to eat at a new restaurant.

50 Correct. Before the game started, we were planning to eat at a new restaurant.

51 Final question: 25. Find the errors in the following passage. (There are seven and they may be capitalization or spelling errors.) The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. Before the sun raise touch the earth, we should have prayed Fajr. Sometimes I say to myself I can’t wake up. Then, I think about the blessings for praying on time and I forse myself to get up.

52 Correct The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Before the sun rays touch the earth, we should have prayed Fajr. Sometimes, I say to myself, “I can’t wake up.” Then, I think about the blessings for praying on time, and I force myself to get up.


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