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Full stop - English Language Punctuation - class-V

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Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She walked to a cafe: there, she ordered a Cappucino.

  1. cafe,

  2. cafe -

  3. cafe.

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:
A full stop should be placed at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence. A declarative sentence states a simple fact or argument whereas, an imperative sentence is one that gives a command.
The given sentences can be defined as declarative sentences and a period should be used between the two. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
The other remaining options are incorrect. Dashes, like commas and colons are used to indicate emphasis, or interruption, or change of thought.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She wore a red dress with long sleeves.

  1. sleeves,

  2. sleeves;

  3. sleeves:

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option A, no change.
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

One of our best employees was ill;

  1. ill,

  2. ill.

  3. ill -

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option B, in place of the semi colon.
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. Dashes are used to indicate change of thought or interruption.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

They love to eat out at the city's newest restaurants;

  1. restaurants,

  2. restaurants:

  3. restaurants.

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option C, in place of the semi colon. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

He flew to Chicago, after that, he took a car to his parents' house.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. Chicago. After

  3. Chicago: after

  4. Chicago - after


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
A full stop should be placed at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence. A declarative sentence states a simple fact or argument whereas, an imperative sentence is one that gives a command.
The given sentences can be defined as declarative sentences and a period should be used between the two. Thus, the correct answer is Option B.
The other remaining options are incorrect. Dashes, like commas and colons are used to indicate emphasis, or interruption, or change of thought.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

They walk the dog in the evening;

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. evening:

  3. evening,

  4. evening.


Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option D, in place of the semi colon.
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

The football players wondered if they would be flying to Germany for a match that summer?

Choose the option that best corrects the underlined word.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. that summer.

  3. that summer!

  4. that summer -


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
Here, the given statement is a declaratory sentence. In this sentence, the use of question mark in the end is incorrect. 
The correct answer will be Option B, as a full stop is used to mark an end to a declaratory sentence.
The usage of an exclamation mark or a dash is not suitable. Hence, the options C and D are incorrect.

Fill in the blank with the correct option.
To end a declarative sentence we use a/an _______.

  1. Comma

  2. Full stop

  3. Exclamation mark

  4. Question mark


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a full stop or period is used to mark an end to a declaratory sentence. Thus, the correct answer is Option B. The other remaining options are incorrect.
Option A - A comma is used to indicate a pause in a sentence.
Option C - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume in a sentence.
Option D - A question mark is used to indicate an interrogative clause in a sentence.


Fill in the blank with the correct option.
Full stop is omitted after ______.

  1. Date

  2. After the title of book

  3. Initials of first name

  4. All of the above


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

According to general rule, a period is not used if the sentence ends with the initials of first name, title of a book, a date or, time. Thus, the correct answer, here should be Option D, as all the given options are correct.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

This is a red dress.

  1. dress,

  2. dress!

  3. dress;

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option D, no change.
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume in a sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She picked up the book from the table. She then opened it to the first chapter.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. table, she

  3. table: she

  4. table- she


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
A full stop should be placed at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence. A declarative sentence states a simple fact or argument whereas, an imperative sentence is one that gives a command.
The given sentences can be defined as declarative sentences and a period should be used between the two. Thus, the correct answer is Option A, no change.
The other remaining options are incorrect. Dashes, like commas and colons are used to indicate emphasis, or interruption, or change of thought.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She called her accountant on Tuesday morning:

  1. morning;

  2. morning,

  3. morning.

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option C, in place of the colon. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

He opened the box of chocolate and took one out to eat.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. eat,

  3. eat;

  4. eat:


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option A, no change. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

After he woke up in the morning, he made himself some breakfast and then drank a glass of juice,

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. juice.

  3. juice;

  4. juice:


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option B, in place of the comma. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point:
He first painted the walls of the house, then, he painted the roof.

  1. house; then

  2. house - then

  3. house. Then

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

The word 'then' is not a conjunction. It is commonly used as an adverb, adjective or noun to denote time.
Even though 'then' is used in many cases as a conjunction, it is not used in formal English, because it does not meet the full criteria for a conjunction: like and, but, or, so.
Option D: In this sentence, 'then' appears to link the clauses, but it cannot connect clauses (in formal English).
Hence, the underlined part is incorrect and must be changed. So, option D is incorrect.
Option A: A semi-colon connects clauses that are independent on their own. But, since 'then' does not function as a conjunction, the semi-colon ';' cannot be used here.
Option B: The em dash '-' is used to separate parts of a sentence. But, as 'then' does not connect these parts, '-' is not correct.
Option C: The full stop '.' is the only thing that corrects the given sentence. It separates them as two different sentences. Hence Option C is correct.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

He prefers music to art - he therefore went to a concert instead of an art exhibition.

  1. art: he

  2. art, he

  3. art. He

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: C
Explanation:
A full stop should be placed at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence. A declarative sentence states a simple fact or argument whereas, an imperative sentence is one that gives a command.
The given sentences can be defined as declarative sentences and a period should be used between the two. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
The other remaining options are incorrect. Dashes, like commas and colons are used to indicate emphasis, or interruption, or change of thought.



Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

The little girl danced to the music,

  1. music.

  2. music;

  3. music:

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option A, in place of the comma. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

He climbed the highest mountain in the state.

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. state;

  3. state,

  4. state:


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option A, no change. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

His car was dented in an accident on the highway:

  1. highway.

  2. highway,

  3. highway;

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option A, in place of the colon. 
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. A colon is used to indicate emphasis or introduce a list.

Choose the option that indicates the error in the sentence.

All the trapped miners began to lose hope, it had been twenty-four hours since the tunnel had collapsed.

  1. began

  2. lose

  3. , it

  4. since

  5. sentence. 


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

The two parts, 'All the trapped miners began to lose hope' and 'it had been twenty-four hours since the tunnel had collapsed' are independent clauses. So, they should be separated by a full stop. Hence, ', it' should be replaced by '. It' The correct answer is C.

The station was a hive of bustling activity; the arrival of the train was the most important event of the day in that remote place.

Choose the option that indicates the error in the sentence.

  1. Hive

  2. Activity

  3. Most important

  4. In

  5. No error


Correct Option: E
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. The given sentence is complete and contains no error.
Thus, the correct option is Option E.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence at the underlined point.

She walked down the road to the garden,

  1. NO CHANGE

  2. garden.

  3. garden'

  4. garden;


Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option B, in place of the comma.
The remaining options are incorrect, as a comma is used to indicate a pause whereas, a semi colon is used to separate major sentence elements. An apostrophe is used to indicate contractions, possessives or plurals in a sentence.

Choose the option that best corrects the sentence.

The man took the picture down from the wall, he then cleaned the frame of the picture.

  1. The man took the picture down from the wall. He then cleaned the frame of the picture.

  2. The man took the picture down from the wall: he then cleaned the frame of the picture.

  3. The man took the picture down from the wall = he then cleaned the frame of the picture.

  4. NO CHANGE


Correct Option: A
Explanation:
A full stop should be placed at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence. A declarative sentence states a simple fact or argument whereas, an imperative sentence is one that gives a command.
The given sentences can be defined as declarative sentences and a period should be used between the two. Thus, the correct answer is Option A.
The other remaining options are incorrect. 
Commas and colons are used to indicate emphasis, or interruption, or change of thought.
The equal sign is a mathematical symbol used to indicate equality.

Illiteracy is an enormous A. problem, it B. affects millions of people C. worldwide and is an D. impediment to social progress.

Choose the option that indicates the error in the sentence.

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

  5. No error


Correct Option: E
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. The given sentence is complete and contains no error.
Thus, the correct option is Option E.

The following sentence has been punctuated correctly:
Jason asked whether we knew his uncle?

  1. True

  2. False


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

The statement is false because the sentence uses incorrect punctuation. We use a question mark at the end of a sentence only when it asks a direct question. The sentence given asks an indirect question and hence, it should end with a full stop. The correctly punctuated sentence would be:
Jason asked whether we knew his uncle.

Identify the kind of sentences that make use of a full stop at the end.

  1. interrogative

  2. declarative

  3. imperative

  4. exclamatory


Correct Option: B,C
Explanation:

Option B and C are correct because full stops are used at the end of declarative and imperative sentences. Declarative sentences are sentences that make a general statement and imperative sentences are sentences that give some sort of order or command.
For example:
I live in Mumbai. (declarative)
Shut the window. (imperative)
Options A and D are wrong because we do not use full stops at the end of interrogative or exclamatory sentences.

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