Punctuation (Periods)
Can you see all three periods in the following sentence? Mrs. Johnson went to St. John the Baptist church in Norwich.

Punctuation (Periods)

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A period marks the end of a sentence and it is also used after an abbreviation. If you abbreviate words such as 'Street' to 'St.' then don't forget the periods! You'd be surprised how many people forget about the period, given its importance in a sentence.

See how good you are at spotting periods in this quiz.

1.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Visit our website at wwweducationquizzescom!
Visit our website. At www.educationquizzescom
Visit our website at www.educationquizzescom!
Visit our website at wwweducationquizzes.com!
Visit our website at www.educationquizzes.com!
Internet addresses use periods but they are called 'dot'. In the correct answer above you would say 'w w w dot education quizzes dot com'
2.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
One Euro = 11 pounds One Pound = 090 Euros
One Euro = 1.1 pounds. One Pound = 0.90 Euros.
One Euro = 11 pounds. One Pound = 0.90 Euros.
One Euro = 1.1 pounds. One Pound = 090 Euros.
One Euro= 11 pound. One Pounds = 090 Euros.
Decimal points look just the same as periods
3.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Prof Row, Rev White and Col Green are neighbors
Prof. Row, Rev. White and Col. Green are neighbors.
Prof Row, Rev White and Col Green are neighbors.
Prof. Row, Rev. White and Col. Green are neighbors
Prof. Row, Rev White and Col Green are neighbors.
These abbreviated titles all use periods
4.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Mr Smith, Mrs White, Ms Rose etc are all on the list
Mr Smith, Mrs White, Ms Rose etc are all on the list.
Mr Smith, Mrs White, Ms Rose. etc are all on the list
Mr Smith. Mrs White. Ms Rose. etc are all on the list.
Mr. Smith, Mrs. White, Ms. Rose etc. are all on the list.
Don't forget the period at the end of the sentence too!
5.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Thomas is tired He needs to sleep He worked hard
Thomas is tired He needs to sleep He worked hard.
Thomas is tired. He needs to sleep He worked hard.
Thomas is tired He needs to sleep. He worked hard.
Thomas is tired. He needs to sleep. He worked hard.
Here there are three short sentences
6.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Smith and Co are at 42 Green St by the park
Smith and Co. are at 42 Green St. by the park.
Smith and Co are at 42 Green St by the park.
Smith and Co are at 42 Green St. by the park.
Smith and Co. are at 42 Green St by the park.
Abbreviations such as St. for 'Street' use periods
7.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Find the UK and the USA on the map please
Find the UK and the U.S.A. on the map please
Find the U.K. and the U.S.A. on the map please.
Find the U.K. and the U.S.A. on the map please
Find the UK and the USA on the map please.
Use periods for abbreviated country names
8.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Mr J Jones is an M P he lives next door to my gran
Mr J. Jones is an MP. He lives next door to my gran.
Mr J Jones is an MP He lives next door to my gran
Mr J Jones is an MP. He lives next door to my gran.
Mr. J. Jones is an M.P. He lives next door to my gran.
Initial letters and abbreviated titles use periods
9.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Time is passing It is getting late The sun has set
Time is passing It is getting late The sun has set.
Time is passing. It is getting late. The sun has set.
Time is passing. It is getting late The sun has set.
Time is passing. It is getting late. The sun has set
10.
Select the correctly punctuated sentence.
Who is best at cricket? Hants or Wilts or maybe Leics
Who is best at cricket? Hants Or Wilts. Or maybe Leics.
Who is best at cricket? Hants. Or Wilts Or maybe Leics.
Who is best at cricket? Hants. or Wilts. or maybe Leics.
Who is best at cricket? Hants Or Wilts Or maybe Leics.
Abbreviated counties such as 'Hunts.' (Huntingdonshire), 'Derbys.' (Derbyshire) and 'Leics.' (Leicestershire) all need periods
Author:  Sue Daish

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