Section A: End Punctuation (Practice)

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Section A:  End Punctuation (Practice) - Quiz

Add the correct end punctuation to the following sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did you do over the weekend

    • A.

      What did you do over the weekend?

    Correct Answer
    A. What did you do over the weekend?
    Explanation
    This sentence ends with a question mark because this clearly a question.

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  • 2. 

    It was the most exciting trip ever

    • A.

      It was the most exciting trip ever!

    Correct Answer
    A. It was the most exciting trip ever!
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in an exclamation point because it expresses strong emotion.

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  • 3. 

    We went canoeing on Saturday afternoon

    • A.

      We went canoeing on Saturday afternoon.

    Correct Answer
    A. We went canoeing on Saturday afternoon.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 4. 

    When we got back, a bear was pawing through our tent

    • A.

      When we got back, a bear was pawing through our tent.

    Correct Answer
    A. When we got back, a bear was pawing through our tent.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 5. 

    What do you think I did

    • A.

      What do you think I did?

    Correct Answer
    A. What do you think I did?
    Explanation
    This sentence ends with a question mark because this clearly a question.

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  • 6. 

    While I tried to take a picture of it, Jay scared it away by banging on a frying pan with a spoon

    • A.

      While I tried to take a picture of it, Jay scared it away by banging on a frying pan with a spoon.

    Correct Answer
    A. While I tried to take a picture of it, Jay scared it away by banging on a frying pan with a spoon.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 7. 

    Wow

    • A.

      Wow!

    Correct Answer
    A. Wow!
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in an exclamation point because it expresses strong emotion. Exclamatory sentences often only have one or two words.

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  • 8. 

    The bear growled and ran off into the woods

    • A.

      The bear growled and ran off into the woods.

    Correct Answer
    A. The bear growled and ran off into the woods.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 9. 

    Then that night there was a tremendous thunderstorm

    • A.

      Then that night there was a tremendous thunderstorm.

    Correct Answer
    A. Then that night there was a tremendous thunderstorm.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 10. 

    A giant red pine tree fell in the next campsite

    • A.

      A giant red pine tree fell in the next campsite.

    Correct Answer
    A. A giant red pine tree fell in the next campsite.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 11. 

    Help me

    • A.

      Help me!

    Correct Answer
    A. Help me!
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in an exclamation point because it expresses strong emotion. Exclamatory sentences often only have one or two words.

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  • 12. 

    Two people were trapped in their camper

    • A.

      Two people were trapped in their camper.

    Correct Answer
    A. Two people were trapped in their camper.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 13. 

    We helped them get out when the storm had passed

    • A.

      We helped them get out when the storm had passed.

    Correct Answer
    A. We helped them get out when the storm had passed.
    Explanation
    This sentence ends in a period because it is a declarative sentence. It makes a statement.

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  • 14. 

    What a weekend

    • A.

      What a weekend!

    Correct Answer
    A. What a weekend!
    Explanation
    A sentence that begins with a question word but is not actually asking a question is an exclamatory sentence.

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