### Introduction to punctuation - English - class-V

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_______ is the most basic form of punctuation which separates words, sentences, paragraphs  and chapters.

1. Dash

2. Comma

3. Space

4. Colon

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
Space is a blank area that separates words, sentences, syllables and other written or printed characters. Thus, the correct answer here will be Option C.
The remaining options are incorrect.
Option A - Dashes are used to indicate a break in thought or set an appositive off from a sentence.
Option B - A comma is used to indicate a pause in a sentence.
Option D - A colon is used to introduce a list  of items in sentence.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
one night i decided to go to see the red fort

1. One night, I decided to go to see the Red Fort.

2. one night I decided to go to see the red fort.

3. One night i decided to go to see the Red fort.

4. One night, I decided to go to see the red fort.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of every sentence must begin with a capital letter. The proper nouns, such as names of people, places should also be capitalized. The pronoun 'I' is also always capitalized.
A comma is used to generate a required pause in a sentence.
Thus, the correct form of writing the given sentence is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
santa claus brings us gift on christmas

1. Santa Claus brings us gifts on Christmas.

2. Santa Claus brings Us Gifts on christmas.

3. Santa Claus brings Us Gifts on Christmas.

4. santa Claus brings Us gifts on christmas.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of every sentence must begin with a capital letter. Proper nouns are also capitalized in a sentence, however capitalizing regular nouns is incorrect.
Thus, the correct form of writing the given sentence is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
i went to mussoorie during summer holidays

1. I went Mussoorie during summer Holidays.

2. I went to Mussoorie during summer holidays.

3. I went to mussoorie during summer holidays.

4. i went to Mussoorie during summer Holidays.

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of every sentence must begin with a capital letter. Proper nouns are also capitalized in a sentence, however capitalizing regular nouns is incorrect.
Thus, the correct form of writing the given sentence is Option B. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
mohit said we will play in the evening

1. Mohit said, "We will play in the evening."

2. Mohit said " we will play in the evening ."

3. Mohit said , " we Will play in the evening ? "

4. Mohit said , " We Will play in the evening !"

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of every sentence must begin with a capital letter. The first letter of a quotation is also capitalized if it begins a complete sentence.
A period is used to mark the end of a declaratory sentence.
Thus, the correct form of writing the given sentence is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Choose the option with the correct punctuation marks:
rajdhani express did not leave on eid

1. Rajdhani Express did not leave on Eid.

2. Rajdhani express did not leave on Eid?

3. Rajdhani Express did not leave on Eid?

4. Rajdhani express did not leave on Eid.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

The given sentence is an assertive/ declarative sentence, which needs to end with a full stop. 'Rajdhani Express' is a proper noun denoting the name of a train. In this word, both the letters, 'r' and 'e' have to be capitalised.

Option A is correct as both the punctuation rules mentioned above are followed.
Option B is incorrect as the letter 'e' is not capitalised. Further, the sentence ends with a question mark instead of a full stop.
Option C is incorrect asthe sentence ends with a question mark instead of a full stop.
Option D is is incorrect as the letter 'e' is not capitalised.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
I have bought a book two pens a pencil and an eraser

1. I have bought a book ; two pens ; a pencil and an eraser.

2. I have bought a book -two pens - a pencil and an eraser.

3. I have bought a book, two pens, a pencil and an eraser.

4. I have bought a book , two pens ; a pencil and an eraser.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a comma is used to separate different items in a list. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
The remaining options are incorrect. A semi colon is used in a list with internal commas whereas, a pair of dashes are used in place of parentheses for emphasis.

Choose the option with the correct punctuation marks:
check your pencil eraser ruler sharpener pen and ink before you go in the examination hall

1. Check your pencil eraser ruler sharpener pen and ink before you go into the examination hall.

2. Check your pencil ; eraser ; ruler ; sharpener ; pen and ink before you go into the examination hall.

3. Check your pencil-eraser-ruler-sharpener-pen and ink before you go into the examination hall

4. Check your pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener, pen and ink before you go into the examination hall.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

Every sentence begins with a capital letter. All the given options begin with a capital letter.

A comma is used to separate many similar items in a series which are adjacent to each other. In the given sentence, the common nouns, 'pencil', 'eraser', 'ruler' 'sharpener, 'pen' and 'ink' are all common nouns which can be categorised under 'stationery'. Hence, all these words (except the last one) need to be separated by a comma. The correct way of writing is: "Check your pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener, pen and ink before you go into the examination hall". This punctuation rule is correctly followed in option D. Hence, option. D is the correct answer.
Option A is incorrect as there is no comma separating the said common nouns.

Option B is incorrect as there is a semi-colon (:) separating all the common nouns instead of a comma.
Option C is incorrect as there is a hyphen (-) separating all the common nouns instead of a comma.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
are you listening to me ronnie

1. Are you listening to me, Ronnie?

2. Are you listening to me ronnie?

3. Are you listening , to me Ronnie ?

4. Are you ,listening to me ronnie ?

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
The given sentence is in the form of a question. According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end. A comma is used to generate a pause in a sentence and in the given sentence, a comma must be used before the name for required emphasis.
Thus, according tot the rules, the correct answer is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
ashok lives at 17 bajrang colony ambala.

1. Ashok lives at 17 Bajrang Colony Ambala.

2. Ashok lives at 17, Bajrang Colony Ambala

3. Ashok lives at ,17 Bajrang Colony , Ambala

4. Ashok lives at 17 Bajrang Colony, Ambala.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

According to general rule, the first word of every sentence must begin with a capital letter. The proper nouns, such as names of people, places should also be capitalized. Thus, the correct form of writing the given sentence is Option D. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
physics is my favourite subject

1. Physics is my favourite subject.

2. physics is my Favourite Subject.

3. Physics is my favourite Subject.

4. physics is my Favourite subject.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of every sentence must begin with a capital letter. Proper nouns are also capitalized in a sentence, however capitalizing regular nouns is incorrect.
Thus, the correct form of writing the given sentence is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
jyoti khanna reads the tribune daily

1. Jyoti Khanna reads the tribune daily.

2. Jyoti Khanna reads the Tribune daily.

3. Jyoti Khanna reads The tribune daily.

4. Jyoti Khanna reads The Tribune daily.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

According to rules, the proper nouns in a sentence, such as names of people and titles of articles and publications must always be capitalized. Thus, the correct answer will be Option D and the remaining options will be incorrect, according to the rules.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
what an interesting movie

1. What an interesting movie.

2. What an interesting movie,

3. What an interesting movie!

4. What an interesting movie?

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
An exclamation mark is used to express strong feelings or high volume. The given sentence describes strong expressions of joy, so an exclamation mark must be used ta the end of the sentence.
Thus, the correct answer is Option C. The remaining options are incorrect.
A question marks is used to indicate an interrogatory clause, whereas a period is used to mark an end to a declaratory sentence. A comma cannot be used to mark an end to a sentence.

Choose the option with the correct punctuation marks:
mr sharma and his wife nandini came home late.

1. Mr. sharma and his wife nandini came home late.

2. Mr Sharma and his wife nandini came home late.

3. Mr. Sharma and his wife, Nandini came home late.

4. Mr Sharma and his wife nandini came home late !

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

The word, 'Mr.' is an abbreviation of the word, 'Mister' and is used as a title for men. The letters, 'Mr' are to be followed by a dot.

'Sharma' and 'Nandini' are proper nouns denoting names of people. The first letters of these words, i.e 's' and 'n' have to be capitalised.
The given sentence is an assertive sentence. Hence, it has to end with a full stop.
The words 'his wife' and 'Nandini' refer to the same person. A comma is used in between two such nouns (They are called nouns, in apposition). The correct way of writing is: His wife, Nandini.
Option A is incorrect as the first letters of the proper names 'Sharma' and 'Nandini' are not capitalised. There is no comma between the words, 'his wife' and 'Nandini.
Option B is incorrect as the first letter of the proper name 'Nandini' is not capitalised. There is no comma between the words, 'his wife' and 'Nandini.
Option D is incorrect as the word 'Mr' is not followed by a dot. The first letter of the proper name 'Nandini' is not capitalised. There is no comma between the words, 'his wife' and 'Nandini'. An exclamatory mark at the end of an assertive sentence is grammatically incorrect. Given these errors, this option is incorrect.
Option C is correct as all the above punctuation rules are followed.

Choose the option with the correct punctuation marks:
aparna and namita are my friends

1. Aparna and namita are my Friends.

2. Aparna and Namita are my friends.

3. Aparna and namita are my Friends?

4. Aparna and namita are my Friends!

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

The given sentence is an assertive or declarative sentence. Hence, it has to end with a full stop. As the words, 'Aparna' and 'Namita' are proper names, the first letter of these words should be capitalized. As the word 'friends' is a common name, the first letter of this word should not be capitalized.

Option A is incorrect as the letter 'n' in 'Namita' is not capitalized and the letter 'f' in 'friends' is incorrectly capitalized.
Option B is correct as it is punctuated as per the rules mentioned above.
Option C is incorrect as the letter 'n' in 'Namita' is not capitalized. Further, the sentence wrongly ends with a question mark instead of a full stop.
Option A is incorrect as the letter 'n' in 'Namita' is not capitalized and the letter 'f' in 'friends' is incorrectly capitalized. Further, the sentence wrongly ends with an exclamation mark instead of a full stop.

Choose the option with the correct punctuation marks:
the principal said to me are you going today

1. The principal said to me, "Are you going today".

2. The Principal said to me, "Are you going today" ?

3. The principal said to me, "Are you going today?"

4. The Principal said to me, "are you going today.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
The given sentence is in direct speech. The rules for punctuation in a sentence in direct speech are:
If the direct speech comes after the word indicating the speaker, a comma should be used to introduce the piece of speech. The words that are actually spoken should be enclosed in inverted commas ("..."). There should be a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark at the end of the speech depending on the type of speech the sentence is. This mark is to be placed inside the closing inverted comma.
In the given sentence, the speaker is the principal. The words, 'Are you going today?" are spoken by the principal. As it is a question, the speech has to be ended with a question mark inside the inverted comma.
Option A: The speech is incorrectly punctuated by a full stop instead of a question mark. Further, the punctuation mark is outside the inverted comma. Hence, this is incorrect.
Option B: Here, the punctuation mark is outside the inverted comma. Further the common noun, 'principal' is incorrectly capitalized. Hence, this is incorrect.
Option C: Here, the speech is introduced by placing a comma before the speech. The speech itself is inside the inverted comma. The speech is also correctly punctuated by a question mark, which is within the inverted comma. Hence, this is correct.
Option D: The speech is incorrectly punctuated by a full stop instead of a question mark. Further, the inverted comma is not used to end the speech. Hence, this is incorrect.

Punctuate the given sentence where required:
love is strength it makes us see things differently than before

1. NO CHANGE

2. Love is strength: it makes us see things differently than before.

3. love is strength: it makes us see things differently than before

4. Love is strength it makes us see things differently than before.

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a colon is used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related or, when one illustrates or explains the other.
The first word in every sentence should begin with a capital letter and a declaratory sentence should always end with a period.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option B.
The remaining options are incorrect.

Find the error in the quoted lines, if any:
"ha' we lost the goodly fere o' all
for the priests and the gallows tree?
aye lover he was of brawny men,
o' ships and the open sea."

-Ezra Pound

1. The words ha', o' are incomplete.

2. The comma is missing after the first line "...o' all".

3. The capital letters are missing at the beginning of each line.

4. No error

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

According to general rule, the first letter of each beginning word in a line of poetry is capitalized. This is how poetry is distinguished from other art forms traditionally.
Thus, according to rules, the correct answer is Option C. The remaining options are incorrect.

Punctuate the given sentence, where necessary:
"tell me, o muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he sacked the famous town of troy."

[The Odyssey]

1. NO CHANGE

2. "Tell me, o Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he sacked the famous town of Troy."

3. "Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he sacked the famous town of Troy."

4. "Tell me, o Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he sacked the famous town of troy."

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of a sentence is always capitalized. Capitals are used for all proper nouns in a sentence, such as names of people and places.
As a rule, the pronoun 'I' and the interjection 'O' are always capitalized in a sentence.
Thus, according to rules, the correct answer is Option C. The remaining options are incorrect.

Punctuate the sentence where necessary:
a tomato is not a vegetable it is actually a fruit

1. NO CHANGE

2. a tomato is not a vegetable: it is actually a fruit

3. A tomato is not a vegetable: it is actually a fruit.

4. a tomato is not a vegetable it is actually a fruit.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a colon is used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related or, when one illustrates or explains the other.
The first word in every sentence should begin with a capital letter
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option B.
The remaining options are incorrect.

Find the error in the quoted lines, if any:

"how do I love thee? let me count the ways.
i love thee to the length and breadth and height
my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
for the ends of being and ideal grace." - Elizabeth Browning

1. The capital letters are missing at the beginning of each line.

2. The commas are missing at the end of each line.

3. The full stop is not supposed to be placed at the end of the first line.

4. No error

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

According to general rule, the first letter of each beginning word in a line of poetry is capitalized. This is how poetry is distinguished from other art forms traditionally.
Thus, according to rules, the correct answer is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Change the punctuation marks of the given lines, if necessary:
"O holy virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heav'n's golden gates, and issue forth;"

- William Blake

1. NO CHANGE

2. "o holy virgin! clad in purest white,

unlock heavns golden gates and issue forth;"- William Blake

3. "o holy virgin! clad in purest white,

unlock heavn's golden gates, and issue forth;"- William Blake

4. "O holy virgin! clad in purest white,

unlock heav'n's golden gates, and issue forth;"- William Blake

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first letter of each beginning word in a line of poetry is capitalized. This is how poetry is distinguished from other art forms traditionally.
Thus, according to rules, the correct answer is Option A. The remaining options are incorrect.

Punctuate the following sentence:
raman and anjula will fly to america

1. Raman and Anjula will fly to america.

2. Raman and Anjula will fly to america?

3. Raman and Anjula will fly to America.

4. raman and anjula will fly to America?

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of a sentence is always capitalized. Capitals are used for all proper nouns in a sentence and also, for words derived from proper nouns.
A declaratory sentence must always end using a period.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option C. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
mr vidyapati sridhar the principal of that school has been transferred to chennai

1. mr. vidyapati sridhar the principal of that school has been transferred to Chennai.

2. Mr. Vidyapati Sridhar the principal of that school has been Transferred to Chennai.

3. Mr. Vidyapati Sridhar the Principal of that school has been transferred to Chennai.

4. Mr. Vidyapati Sridhar, the principal of that school, has been transferred to Chennai.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the proper nouns such as the name of a person, place or organization and the titles used to address people such “Mr.”, “Ms.” etc. Hence in the given sentence, ‘Mr.” the first letters of “Vidyapati” and “Sridhar” have to be in uppercase. Thus option A is incorrect. Similarly, the words that occur in the middle of a sentence should all be in lowercase, except when it is a proper noun. Therefore the first letter of “transferred” should not be in uppercase since it is a verb and not a proper noun. Hence option B is incorrect. Further, a comma is used to indicate the separation of ideas or elements and to differentiate the different parts of a sentence, to avoid confusion while reading. In the given sentence a comma has to be placed after ‘Sridhar’ and before the main verb “has been transferred” to set off the words that are not essential for the meaning of the sentence, from the subject and verb clause. Thus option D is correct whereas option C is incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
how lovely the climate is

1. How lovely the climate is!

2. How lovely, the climate is!

3. How lovely the climate, is

4. How lovely the climate is?

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the first letter in a sentence. So 'How' is the right way to start the sentence. The given sentence is an exclamatory sentence, wherein the surprise is conveyed through the sentence. We use an exclamation mark to indicate an exclamatory clause or expression in writing. Thus option A is correct. Whereas a question mark is used to denote that what is said is a question. Since the given sentence is an exclamatory sentence and not a question option D is incorrect. A comma is used to indicate the separation of ideas or elements. The given sentence doesn’t contain multiple ideas or elements, therefore, a comma is not necessary. The sentence as the whole functions as an exclamation, therefore we shouldn’t place a comma in front of ‘the climate’ or the verb ‘is’, since it would be illogical. In addition to that, option C doesn’t have an exclamation mark which is unsuitable. Thus options B and C are incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
when will the bell ring

1. When will the bell ring?

2. When Will The Bell Ring?

3. when will the bell Ring?

4. When will the bell, ring?

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the first letter of the sentence. Thus ‘When’ would be the correct way of starting the sentence. Similarly, common nouns such as ‘bell’, articles such as ‘the’, and verbs such as ‘will’ and ‘ring’ should not be capitalized when they appear in the middle of a sentence. Therefore option A is correct, whereas options B and C are incorrect. A comma is used to indicate the separation of ideas or elements. In the given sentence if we add a comma before ‘rings’ it would make the sentence incomplete, as ‘ring’ is the verb that accompanies ‘bell’. Thus option D is incorrect.

Choose the correct punctuation marks:
did you plan a tour to karnal karna lake

1. did you plan a tour to Karnal Karna Lake.

2. Did you plan a tour to Karnal Karna Lake?

3. Did you plan a tour to Karnal Karna lake?

4. Did you plan a tour to Karnal Karna Lake.

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of a sentence is always capitalized. Capitals are used for all proper nouns in a sentence and also, for words derived from proper nouns.
A direct question always takes a question mark in the end whereas, indirect sentences require a period.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option B. The remaining options are incorrect.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
i purchased a t.v. last year

1. I purchased a t.v. last year!

2. I purchased a t.v. last year?

3. I Purchased a T.V. Last year.

4. I purchased a TV last year.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of a sentence is always capitalized. Capitals are used for all proper nouns in a sentence and also, for words derived from proper nouns.
A declaratory sentence must always end using a period. However, abbreviations that consist of all uppercase letter mostly do not require periods in between, like TV.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option D. The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
yay we are going on a picnic

1. Yay! We are going on a picnic.

2. Yay, we are going on a picnic!

3. Yay! we are going on a picnic!

4. Yay! we are going on a picnic?

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

We use an exclamation mark to indicate an exclamatory clause or expression in writing. ‘Yay’ is a commonly used exclamation that indicates excitement. Therefore it should be followed by an exclamation mark. Whereas ‘We are going on a picnic.’ is the next sentence, therefore it should not be followed by an exclamation mark. Hence option A is correct while option B is incorrect. Since ‘We are going on a picnic.’ is a separate sentence, the first letter of the sentence needs to be capitalized. Hence ‘we’ is not the right form of starting a sentence. Thus option C is incorrect. In addition to this, it is a declarative sentence; hence we cannot use a question mark at of it. Therefore option D is incorrect.

Identify the suitable punctuation(s) for the given statement:
Is it always necessary for one to sit argue and debate

Hint - don't include the Oxford comma.

1. ; and ?

2. , and .

3. ; and ,

4. , and ?

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
A comma is required between different items in a list. and a question mark is used to mark an end to an interrogative sentence. Thus, the correct option is Option D.
The remaining options are incorrect.
Option A - A semi colon is used in lists with internal commas.
Option B - A period is used to mark an end to a declaratory sentence.
Option C - A comma is never used to mark an end to a sentence.

Punctuate the following sentence:

why did you come late to the school

1. Why did you come, late to the school?

2. Why did you come late to the school?

3. Why did you come late, to the school?

4. Why did you come late, to the school.

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option B.
The remaining options are incorrect.
A comma is used to generate a pause, which is not required in the given sentence.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
anita lives at 10 bajrang bali colony

1. Anita lives at 10 Bajrang bali colony.

2. Anita lives at 10, bajrang bali colony.

3. Anita lives at 10, Bajrang bali colony.

4. Anita lives at 10, Bajrang Bali colony.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of a sentence is always capitalized. Capitals are used for all proper nouns in a sentence and also, for words derived from proper nouns.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option D. The remaining options are incorrect.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
ram is my best friend

1. Ram is my best friend?

2. ram is my best friend.

3. Ram is my best friend.

4. Ram is My best friend!

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Also, as a rule, the first word of every sentence should begin with a capital letter. Thus, the correct answer will be Option C.
The remaining options are incorrect.
A question mark is used to indicate an interrogatory clause whereas, an exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
may god bless you

1. may god bless you!

2. May god bless you!

3. May God bless you!

4. May God Bless you!

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, an exclamation mark is used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume, or to show emphasis, and often marks the end o a sentence. is used to mark the end of a complete sentence. Thus, the correct answer will be Option C.
The remaining options are incorrect.
The first word of any sentence should begin with a capital letter and the words referring to religion or anything religious should be capitalized.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
hurrah! I won the match.

1. Hurrah! I won the match.

2. Hurrah! i won the match!

3. HurrahI won the match!

4. Hurrah won the match!

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, an exclamation mark is used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume, or to show emphasis, and often marks the end o a sentence. is used to mark the end of a complete sentence.
Exclamation marks are occasionally used mid sentence with a function similar to commas, for dramatic effect. However, the use of exclamation mark multiple times in a sentence is incorrect. Thus, the correct answer will be Option A.
The remaining options are incorrect.
The letter 'I' when referring to yourself is always capitalized.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
where do you live in new york

1. Where do you live in new York?

2. Where do you live in New York?

3. Where do you live in new york?

4. Where do you live in, New York?

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

Option B: A sentence always begins with a capitalized first word. So, the 'w' in 'where' will be 'W'.
The sentence asks a question, hence it will end in a question mark '?'.
'New York' is a name of a place, hence the initials 'N' and 'Y' are capitalized.
These punctuation marks can be seen in option B, hence it is correct.
Option A is incorrect because 'n' has not been capitalized "new York".
Option C is incorrect because the place 'new york' has not been capitalized.
Option D is incorrect because the comma ',' is not required. (A comma usually does not follow a preposition.)

Select the option that correctly punctuates the given line:
Who wants to marry Rose

1. No change

2. Who wants to marry Rose?

3. Who wants to marry Rose.

4. Who wants to marry Rose!

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to the general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option B.
Option C is incorrect - A period is used to mark an end to an indirect sentence.
Option D is incorrect - An exclamation mark is used to indicate strong feelings or high volume in a sentence.

Who is philanthrophist?

1. One who gives friendly help

2. One who is master of his words.

3. One who is dissatisfied and inclined to rebel

4. One who seeks to promote the welfare of others especially by donating money for good causes.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes.

Technical accuracy of language means

1. Simplicity

2. Correctness of grammar, spelling, and punctuation

3. Active voice

4. Correct alignment

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
The correctness of grammar, spelling and punctuation is essential for the formation of an accurate sentence. Thus, the correct answer is Option B.
The other remaining options are incorrect, as simplicity, active voice or correct alignment does not lead to technical accuracy of language.

Punctuate the following sentence:
Will you be kind to me said rohan.

1. "Will you be kind to me?" said Rohan.

2. "Will you be kind to me!", said Rohan.

3. "Will you be kind to me?", said Rohan.

4. Will you be kind to me said rohan.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:
According to general rule, a question mark is used to indicate an interrogatory clause in a sentence. Quotation marks are used in pairs to set off direct speech or, a quote.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct form of writing the sentence is option A. The remaining options are incorrect.
An exclamation mark is used to indicate expression of strong feelings or high volume.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
He said to her have you packed your school bag.

1. He said to her, "Have you packed your School Bag?"

2. He said to Her, "Have you packed your School bag!"

3. He said to her, "have you packed your school bag?"

4. He said to her, "Have you packed your school bag?"

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, a question mark is used to indicate an interrogatory clause in a sentence. Quotation marks are used in pairs to set off direct speech or, a quote. The punctuations in a quoted text should be put within the quotes.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct form of writing the sentence is option D. The remaining options are incorrect.
An exclamation mark is used to indicate expression of strong feelings or high volume.
Only the pronoun 'I' is capitalized in a sentence. So, capitalizing 'her' in the given sentence is incorrect.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
The trekker said oh we are lost in the forest.

1. The trekker said, Oh$!$ we are lost in the forest

2. The trekker said, "Oh$!$ We are lost in the forest."

3. The trekker said, "Oh$!$ we are lost in the forest"

4. The trekker said, "Oh$!$ Weare lost in the forest:

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

Inverted commas are used to express a speaker’s words written down exactly as they were spoken, which is why it has been used in this particular sentence (because the trekker said the statement). The second statement promptly starts with a capitalized word and ends with a full stop. Hence option B is the correct answer.

Option A is incorrect because inverted commas are not used to express the speaker's words in the direct speech, the second statement doesn't start with a capitalized word nor does it end with a full stop.
Option C is incorrect because the second statement neither starts with a capitalized word nor does it end with a full stop.
In option D the inverted comma is not closed after the quotation, there is no space between the words 'we are' and the statement is ending with a colon instead of a full stop.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
Mother said honesty is the best policy

1. Mother said honesty is the best policy

2. Mother said : Honesty is the best policy

3. Mother said, "Honey is the best policy."

4. Mother said "honesty is the best policy"

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

Option C is the correct answer as the inverted commas are used correctly, the first letter in the quotation is capitalised and the sentence ends with a full stop.

Option A is incorrect because inverted commas are not used to quote what mother said and it doesn't have a full stop.
Option B is incorrect because neither does it have inverted commas nor a full stop. The colon is used out of place as they are generally used between two main clauses in cases where the second clause explains or follows from the first.

Option D is incorrect because the first letter in the quote is not capitalised, there should be a comma after 'said' to separate the direct speech within the inverted commas and the sentence doesn't have a full stop.

Choose the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
Hari my brother is about to reach mumbai.

1. hari my brother, is about to reach Mumbai!

2. Hari, my brother, is about to reach Mumbai.

3. Hari, my brother is about to reach mumbai.

4. Hari, my Brother is about to reach Mumbai:

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

We use a pair of commas in the middle of a sentence to set off words that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence. Use one comma before to indicate the beginning of the pause and one at the end to indicate the end of the pause. In the given sentence, the fact that Hari is the narrator's brother is not really essential to complete the meaning of the sentence. That is the reason why 'my brother' has been separated by a pair of commas. The sentence also promptly ends with a full stop and the proper nouns are correctly capitalized. Hence option B is the sentence with the correct punctuations.

Option A is incorrect because of the incorrect usage of the exclamation mark as we usually use it to indicate an exclamative clause or expression in informal writing. Also the proper noun 'Hari' is not capitalized correctly and the sentence is lacking a comma after the proper noun.
Option C is incorrect because 'Mumbai' is not capitalized and there should be a comma after 'my brother' to indicate a short pause.
Option D is incorrect as the word 'brother' is unnecessarily capitalized, the sentence is lacking a comma after 'my brother' and the sentence is ending with a colon which is generally used between two main clauses in cases where the second clause explains or follows from the first.

Choose the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
My sister kamini studies in merry hearts public school.

1. My sister, Kamini, studies in Merry hearts public school.

2. my sister, kamini, studies in Merry Hearts Public School.

3. My sister, Kamini, studies in Merry Hearts Public School.

4. My Sister, Kamini, Studies in Merry hearts public School.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

Option C is the correct answer because it has all the necessary punctuations. The sentence starts with a capitalized word, 'My' and the proper noun 'Kamini' is also capitalized; there is a pair of commas before and after 'Kamini' to express the fact that the name of the sister is not exactly necessary to complete the meaning of the sentence; and the name of the school is also capitalized because it is the name of an institution.

Option A is incorrect as the name of the school is not correctly capitalized.
Option B is incorrect because the first word and the proper noun in the sentence are not capitalized.
Option D is incorrect because the words 'sister' and 'studies' are incorrectly capitalized even when they are not proper nouns and the name of the school is not correctly capitalized despite the fact that it is a proper noun.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks.
I found mitas lost bag.

1. I found Mita's lost bag.

2. I Found Mita's Lost Bag.

3. I found Mitas lost bag!

4. I found Mita's lost bag?

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

Option B - All the words in the given sentence are not proper nouns and hence only 'Mita's' should have a capital 'M'. Thus option B is incorrect.

Option C - 'Mitas' is incorrect, as to show someone's possession we use an apostrophe and an 'S'. For example, 'Rahul's office is neat and clean.' Also, the sentence is a simple sentence and not an exclamatory sentence. Hence, option C is incorrect.
Option D - The given sentence is not a question and hence we can't use a question mark here. Thus option D is incorrect.
Option A - 'Mita's' is used appropriately to show the ownership of her 'lost bag'. Also, the sentence ends with a full stop. Hence, option A is the correct answer,
'I found Mita's lost bag.'

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks.
john keats poems are masterpieces in English literature.

1. John Keat's poems are masterpieces in English literature?

2. John Keats poems are masterpieces in English literature$!$

3. John Keats poem are masterpieces in English Literature.

4. John Keat's poems are masterpieces in English Literature.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

Option A - The given sentence is a general statement and not an interrogatory sentence, thus we can't use a question mark here. 'Literature' is a subject and thus 'L' has to be capitalised. Hence, option A is incorrect.

Option B - The given sentence is a general statement and not an exclamatory sentence, thus we can't use an exclamation mark here. 'Literature' is a subject and thus 'L' has to be capitalised. Also, 'poems' are 'John Keat's' possession and so we should use an apostrophe and an 's' here. Hence, option B is incorrect.
Option C - 'Poems' are 'John Keat's' possession and so we should use an apostrophe and an 's' here. Hence, option C is incorrect.
Option D - To show possession of poems, 'John Keat' has been punctuated by an apostrophe and an 's'. 'English Literature' is a subject and hence both the words' first letter have been capitalised. As the sentence is a general statement, it ends with a full stop. Hence, option D is the correct answer.
'Joh Keat's poems are masterpieces in English Literature.'

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks.
oh dear did I really hurt you.

1. Oh$!$ dear, did I really hurt you.

2. Oh dear$!$ Did I really hurt you?

3. Oh dear did I really hurt you$!$

4. Oh, dear$!$ did I really hurt you$!$

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

Option A - As 'Oh dear!' is an expression, we can't separate 'oh' and 'dear'. Also, a new sentence after the exclamation mark begins with a capital letter and an interrogative sentence should always end with a question mark. Hence, option A is incorrect.

Option C - As the given sentence is an interrogative sentence, we can't use an exclamation mark. 'Oh dear!' is an exclamatory sentence as it is used to declare. Hence, option C is incorrect.
Option D - 'Oh dear!' is an expression and the words 'oh' and 'dear' are not separated by a comma. 'Did I really hurt you!' is not an exclamatory sentence, it is an interrogative sentence. Hence, option D is incorrect.
Option B - The given sentence has an exclamatory sentence 'Oh dear!' which is punctuated properly with an exclamation mark. 'Did I really hurt you?' is a question and thus it ends with a question mark. Hence, option B is the correct answer.
'Oh dear! Did I really hurt you?'

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks.
girls school is near the post office in ambala.

1. Girl's school is near the post office in Ambala.

2. Girls school is near the Post Office in Ambala.

3. Girls school is near the Post Office in ambala.

4. Girl's school is near the Post Office in Ambala.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

Option B - The school is of the girl's, hence we should use an apostrophe and an 's' here. As 'Post' and 'Office' are not proper nouns, we can't capitalise their first letters. Hence, option B is incorrect.

Option C - The school is of the girl's, hence we should use an apostrophe and an 's' here. As 'Post' and 'Office' are not proper nouns, we can't capitalise their first letters. Also, 'Ambala' is a proper noun and hence 'A' should be capitalised. Thus option C is incorrect.
Option D - As 'Post' and 'Office' are not proper nouns, we can't capitalise their first letters. Hence, option D is incorrect.
Option A - To show possession, we use 'Girl's school' and since 'Ambala' is a proper noun, 'A' should be capitalised. Hence, option A is the correct answer.
'Girl's shool is near the post office in Ambala.'

Punctuate the following sentence:
do they have faith in god.

1. Do they Have faith in God$?$

2. Do they have faith in God$!$

3. Do they have faith in God$?$

4. Do they have faith in god$?$

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

Option A - As 'have' is not a proper noun, 'h' should not be capitalised. Thus option A is incorrect.

Option B - The sentence starts with 'do' and hence we can understand that the sentence is an interrogatory sentence. As the given sentence is an interrogatory sentence and not an exclamatory sentence, we can't use an exclamation mark here. Hence, option B is incorrect.
Option D - 'God' is a proper noun and hence, 'G' should be capitalised. Thus option D is incorrect.
Option C - As the given sentence is an interrogatory sentence, the sentence ends with a question mark, and 'G' is capitalised as 'God' is a proper noun. Hence, option C is the correct answer.
'Do they have faith in God?'

Punctuate the given sentence, where necessary:
if i go to work today, i can ask for a leave tomorrow.

1. NO CHANGE

2. If I go to work today, I can ask for a leave tomorrow.

3. IF I GO TO WORK TODAY, I CAN ASK FOR A LEAVE TOMORROW.

4. If i go to work today, i can ask for a leave tomorrow.

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word in every sentence should begin with a capital letter. The letter 'I', when referring to yourself should also be capitalized in every sentence.
When a dependent clause is followed by an independent clause, a comma is required.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option B. The remaining options are incorrect.
Option C - Using all capital letters in a sentence indicates high volume or expression of anger, so it should be avoided.

Punctuate the given sentence, where necessary:
Didn't i tell you that i was going to leave for USA tomorrow?

1. NO CHANGE

2. Didn't i tell you that I was going to leave for USA tomorrow?

3. Didn't i tell you, that, i was going to leave for USA tomorrow?

4. Didn't I tell you that I was going to leave for USA tomorrow?

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

According to general rule, the first word in every sentence should begin with a capital letter. The letter 'I', when referring to yourself should also be capitalized in every sentence.
When an independent clause is followed by a dependent clause the use of comma should be avoided.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option D. The remaining options are incorrect.

Find the error in the quoted lines, if any:
"there was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
the earth, and every common sight,
to me did seem
apparelled in celestial light ..." -William Wordsworth

1. The commas aren't necessary.

2. The capital letters are missing at the beginning of each line.

3. The ellipses is incorrectly placed.

4. None of the above

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first letter of each beginning word in a line of poetry is capitalized. This is how poetry is distinguished from other art forms traditionally.
Thus, according to rules, the correct answer is Option B. The remaining options are incorrect.

Punctuate the given sentence, where necessary:
Why must i suffer so much, o lord?

1. NO CHANGE

2. Why must I suffer so much, O Lord?

3. why must I suffer so much, O lord?

4. why must i suffer so much, o lord?

Correct Option: B
Explanation:
According to general rule, the first word of a sentence is always capitalized. Capitals are used for all names of religion and terms relating to religion.
As a rule, the pronoun 'I' and the interjection 'O' are always capitalized in a sentence.
Thus, according to rules, the correct answer is Option B. The remaining options are incorrect.

Punctuate the sentence where necessary:
many people got injured in the shooting five of them got killed

1. NO CHANGE

2. Many people got injured five of them got killed.

3. many people got injured: five of them got killed

4. Many people got injured: five of them got killed.

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
According to general rule, a colon is used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related or, when one illustrates or explains the other.
The first word in every sentence should begin with a capital letter and a declaratory sentence should always end with a period.
Thus, according to the rules, the correct answer is Option D.
The remaining options are incorrect.

Identify the suitable punctuation(s) for the given sentence:
Good Lord What a fantastic performance

1. , and !

2. . and !

3. ! and !

4. ? and !

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

The above sentence will have Option C, “! And !” as the correct answer.

The statement above, clearly has two different sentences. The first one “Good Lord” being a phrase, that is said as an exclamation, on seeing something that requires an expression of surprise, like seeing something beautiful. The second part of the sentence states about a performance, which was fantastic in nature according to the speaker. The second part of the dialogue begins with “What…”, in an exclamation.

Thus, as both, the phrase and the sentence are said in an exclamation, Option C will be the correct answer.

Identify the suitable punctuation for the given sentence:
May I know the reason behind this debacle

1. :

2. .

3. ?

4. ,

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to the general rule, a direct question takes a question mark at the end whereas, a period is used at the end of an indirect sentence. The given sentence is in the form of a direct question. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
The remaining options are incorrect.

Identify the suitable punctuation(s) for the given sentence:
Inspite of being sick she reported to work

1. , and ?

2. , and !

3. , and .

4. .

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
According to general rule, a period is used to mark an end to a complete sentence. A comma is used to generate a pause, which is required in the given sentence. Thus, the correct answer is Option C.
The remaining options are incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
where did dr. sundhanshu go at noon

1. Where did Dr. sundhanshu go at noon?

2. Where did Dr. Sundhanshu go at noon!

3. Where did Dr. Sundhanshu go at noon?

4. Where did Dr. Sundhanshu go at noon.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the first letter of the sentence. Also, it is important to capitalize the proper nouns such as the name of a person, place or organization. The first letter in titles is also capitalized. In the given sentence, the proper noun is ‘Sundhanshu’ therefore the ‘s’ in the beginning of his name needs to be capitalized, and cannot be in lowercase. Therefore, option A is incorrect. Further, the basic rules in punctuating a sentence are that we use a full stop for a declarative sentence, a question mark for an interrogative sentence and an exclamation mark for an exclamatory sentence. The given sentence poses a question as to where Dr. Sundhanshu went at noon. Hence it is an example of an interrogative sentence. So it has to be punctuated with a question mark and not a full stop or exclamation mark. Thus option C is correct, whereas options B and D are incorrect.

Select the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
rajans father is coming back from the netherland

1. Rajan's father is coming back from the NetherLands.

2. Rajan's father is coming back from the netherlands.

3. Rajan's father is coming back from the Netherlands.

4. Rajans father is Coming Back From The Netherands.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

We use an apostrophe to show possession or belonging. We add an apostrophe and a ‘s’ to singular nouns for the same reason. In the given sentence, ‘Rajan’s father’ would be the right way to express belonging. Therefore, option D is incorrect. On the other hand, while punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the proper nouns such as the name of a person, place or organization. In the given sentence, ‘Netherland’ is the name of a country and therefore the first letter of the name has to be capitalized. Therefore option C is correct, whereas option B is incorrect. Further ‘Netherland’ is a single unit, i.e. one name; therefore we should not capitalize the ‘l’ in 'lands' which is in the middle of the name. Thus option A is incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated sentence from the options given below:
mother said to me don't be late for dinner

1. mother said to me, "Don't be late for dinner".

2. Mother said to me, "Don't be late for dinner."

3. mother said to Me "Don't be late for dinner."

4. Mother said to Me "Don't be late for dinner".

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the first letter of the sentence. Whereas the first letter of the words in the middle of a sentence should be lowercase unless it is a proper noun. Thus the first letter in ‘Mother’ has to be uppercase and ‘me’ which appears in the middle should be in lowercase. Hence options A and C are incorrect. Further, while writing a statement in the direct speech there needs to be a comma before the open quotations, as it represents a shift in the idea. Similarly, the full stop should be before the close quotations since it represents the end of the sentence. Hence option B is correct. Option D is incorrect because ‘me’ isn’t in lowercase, there is no comma before the open quotation and the full is placed after the close quotation.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
how is life

1. How is life.

2. How is life!

3. How is life?

4. How is life,

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

The basic rules in punctuating a sentence are that we use a full stop for a declarative sentence, a question mark for an interrogative sentence and an exclamation mark for an exclamatory sentence. Further, a comma is used to indicate the separation of ideas or elements. In the given sentence the speaker enquires about the listener's well being. Thus it is an interrogative sentence that indicates a question. Therefore it needs to be punctuated with a question mark, so option C is correct. Whereas a full stop or exclamation mark cannot be used since it is not a declarative or exclamatory sentence. Hence options A and B are incorrect. Similarly, the sentence doesn’t convey multiple ideas and only poses a question. So a comma cannot be used to punctuate the sentence. Hence option D is incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
i invited mr ram kumar ias as a chief guest.

1. I invited Mr. Ram Kumar Ias as a chief guest.

2. I invited Mr. Ram Kumar IAS as a chief guest.

3. I invited Mr. Ram Kumar, IAS, as a chief guest.

4. I invited Mr. ram Kumar IAS as a chief guest.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the first letter of the sentence. Also, it is important to capitalize the proper nouns such as the name of a person, place or organization. In the given sentence, ‘Ram’ which is the first name of the person is a proper noun and therefore the first letter of the name should be in uppercase. Therefore option D is incorrect. Similarly, we should capitalize an all the letters in an acronym since it is formed by putting the initials of words it abbreviates together; also the acronym functions as a name. Thus, ‘IAS’ is the correct form. Therefore option A is incorrect. Further, we use a comma to set off the title or qualification from someone’s name and the clause that follows it, to avoid misreading. Therefore we need to set apart the title - ‘IAS’ in the sentence by adding a comma, before and after the acronym, to avoid misreading and confusion. Therefore option C is correct while option B is incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
wow what an expression she had

1. Wow! what an expression she had ?

2. Wow what an expression she had.

3. Wow! What an expression she had!

4. Wow! what an expression she had.

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

We use an exclamation mark to indicate an exclamatory clause or expression in writing. ‘Wow’ is a commonly used exclamation that indicates surprise. Therefore it should be followed by an exclamation mark. Similarly, ‘What an expression she had’ is another sentence that indicates exclamation, therefore the first letter of the sentence needs to be capitalized and it needs to be followed by an exclamation mark, at the end. Hence option C is correct. A full stop is used in a declarative sentence and not in an exclamatory sentence. Hence options B and D are incorrect. Similarly, a question mark is used to punctuate an interrogative sentence that demands an answer and not an exclamatory sentence that indicates surprise. Thus option A is incorrect.

Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation marks:
what a pleasant day it is

1. What a pleasant day it is.

2. What a Pleasant Day it is!

3. What a Pleasant Day it is?

4. What a pleasant day it is!

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
The first letter of a sentence should be capital. So, 'W' in what is capitalised. This sentence expresses a sudden expression which tells that it was a pleasant day. Thus, it is an exclamation. So, ! will come at the end. So, option D is correct.
Option A is incorrect as it ends with a full stop and this isn't an assertive sentence.
Option B is incorrect because P and D in pleasant and day are capitalised respectively. Whereas, pleasant is an adjective and day is a common noun. So, they shouldn't be capitalised. Thus, option B is incorrect.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
jrd tata was a great visionary

1. J.R.D. Tata was a great visionary.

2. J.r.d. Tata was a great Visionary.

3. J.R.D. Tata was a Great visionary.

4. J.R.D. tata was a great visionary.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

While punctuating a sentence it is important to capitalize the proper nouns such as the name of a person, place or organization. It is a common rule that the initials and the first letter of a person’s name should always be capitalized. Also, one needs to separate the individual letters in the initials with a full stop, to highlight the different letters. Therefore ‘J.R.D. Tata’ would be the correct way of writing. Since options, B and D fail to capitalize the initials and the first letter of the name they are incorrect. Similarly, adjectives in a sentence are not capitalized unless they figure as the first word of a sentence or denote a title that a person possesses, for example, “Honourable Chief Minister”. Therefore the capitalizing of the ‘g’ in ‘Great’ would be wrong. Hence option C is incorrect whereas option A is correct.

Select the correctly punctuated version of the following sentence:
when will you go to the andaman islands

1. When will you go to the Andaman islands.

2. When will you go to the Andaman Islands?

3. when will you go to the Andaman Islands.

4. when will you go to the andaman islands?

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

Firstly, the first letter of a sentence should always be capitalized. Secondly, the given sentence is an interrogative sentence; hence we need to add a question mark at the end of it. A full stop is used in a declarative sentence and not an interrogative sentence. Thus option B is correct, while options A and C are incorrect. Further, a proper noun is always capitalized. In the given sentence, ‘Andaman’ is a proper noun, therefore, it needs to be capitalized. Similarly, the word ‘island’ when accompanied by a proper noun such as ‘Andaman’ would also be capitalized as they function as a unit together. Thus ‘Andaman Islands’ is the correct form of using the words. Therefore option D is incorrect.

Select the option that correctly punctuates the given line:

1. Can we please go home,

2. Can we please go home.

3. Can we please go home;

4. No change

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

The correct answer is Option D.

The speaker of the sentence is asking if they can go home. This is a question and a question mark is put at the end of a sentence.
Hence there is no change required in the given sentence as it contains a question mark.
Therefore Option D is the correct answer.

Select the option that correctly punctuates the given line:
Are you coming with us

1. Are you coming with us

2. Are you coming with us,

3. Are you coming with us!

4. Are you coming with us?

Correct Option: D
Explanation:
Option D is the correct answer because a question mark is correctly used at the end of the sentence thus making it grammatically correct.
Option A is incorrect because the sentence given is a question and requires a question mark at the end.
Option B is incorrect because the comma at the end of the sentence would indicate that the sentence is not complete and is thus grammatically incorrect.
An exclamation mark is used at the end of an exclamatory sentence that express surprise, astonishment, or any other such strong emotion. Option C is incorrect because the sentence in question is not exclamatory in nature.

Select the option that correctly punctuates the given line:
I am going to watch a movie today

1. I am going to watch a movie today

2. I am going to watch a movie today.

3. I am going to watch a movie today?

4. I am going to watch a movie today;

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

Option A - A simple sentence can never end without a punctuation mark. Thus option A is incorrect.

Option C - A simple sentence can never end with a question mark. Thus option C is incorrect.
Option D - A semicolon is used to join two main clauses in a sentence. As the given sentence is one whole sentence, we can't end it with a semicolon. Thus option D is incorrect.
Option B - A simple sentence should always end with a full stop. Thus option B is the correct answer.
'I am going to watch a movie today.'

Select the option that correctly punctuates the given line:
Elephants are huge

1. Elephants are huge?

2. Elephants are huge...

3. Elephants are huge.

4. No change

Correct Option: C
Explanation:

The correct answer is Option C.

The given line is a statement. A statement ends with a full-stop.
There is no question asked or continuation intended (making option A and B incorrect).
Thus Option C is the correct answer.

Select the option that correctly punctuates the given line:
What are you saying!

1. What are you saying;

2. What are you saying

3. What are you saying"

4. What are you saying?

Correct Option: D
Explanation:

NOTE: 'What are you saying!' is incorrect as we do not use an exclamation mark at the end of an interrogatory sentence.

Option A - As the given sentence is a question, we can't use a semicolon. Also, semicolons are used to merge two main clauses in a sentence. Thus option A is incorrect.
Option B - A sentence can never end without a punctuation. Thus option B is incorrect.

Option C - A sentence is put under inverted commas especially when it is a dialogue. Also, the double inverted comma is put in the end only, which is incorrect. Thus option C is incorrect.
Option D - 'What are you saying?' is correct as we use question marks at the end of an interrogatory sentence. Thus option D is the correct answer.

"What are you saying?"

Punctuate the following sentence:
Venice is a city in northern Italy.

1. Venice is a City in northern Italy

2. Venice is a city in Northern Italy.

3. Venice is a city in northern italy,

4. Venice is a City in Northern Italy

Correct Option: B
Explanation:

Option B is the correct answer as the proper noun, 'Italy' is correctly capitalized; 'Northern' is capitalized because we capitalize directions when they refer to specific regions. The sentence also ends with a full stop.

Option A is incorrect because the sentence doesn't end with a full stop and 'northern' isn't capitalized.
Option C is incorrect because of the comma at the end of the sentence, making it incomplete as a comma signifies a pause and that the sentence is not complete yet. Also 'Northern Italy' is not correctly capitalised
Option D is incorrect because the initial letter of the word 'city' is capitalized unnecessarily as it is not a proper noun.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
bengaluru is the capital of karnataka.

1. Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka.

2. Bengaluru is the Capital of Karnataka

3. Bengaluru is The capital of Karnataka

4. Bengaluru is The capital of karnataka

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

Option A is the sentence with all the correct punctuations. The sentence starts with a capitalized word, the proper nouns Bengaluru and Karnataka are capitalized properly and the sentence ends with a full stop.

Option B is incorrect because it doesn't have a full stop and the word 'capital' is capitalized unnecessarily.
Option C incorrect as the sentence doesn't end with a full stop and the article 'the' is capitalized incorrectly.
Option D is incorrect as the sentence is left incomplete without a full stop and the proper noun 'Karnataka' is not capitalized while the article 'the' is inappropriately capitalized.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
mona said to reena you should discuss your plans.

1. Mona said to Reena, "You should discuss your plans."

2. Mona said to Reena, "You should discuss Your Plans."

3. Mona said to reena, "you should discuss your plans."

4. Mona said to reena, "you should discuss your plans?"

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

There are certain rules when it comes to capitalizing words; capitalize the first word in quotations, provided the quoted material is a complete sentence, use capitals for proper nouns (names of people, specific places, and things). It is also important to note that full stops are used to mark the end of a sentence that is a complete statement.

In accordance with the above-mentioned rules of punctuation, option A is the correct answer.
Option B is incorrect because the words 'Your Plans' are unnecessarily capitalized as they are not proper nouns.
Option C is incorrect because the proper noun 'Reena' and the first word in the quotation are not capitalized.
Option D is incorrect because the proper noun 'Reena' and the first word in the quotation are not capitalized, and the statement is ending with a question mark even though it is a statement and not a question.

Select the sentence with correct punctuation marks among the options given.
Bravo brave children are not afraid in darkness.

1. Bravo! Brave children are not afraid of darkness.

2. Bravo$!$ brave children are not afraid of darkness

3. Bravo$1$ brave children are not afraid of darkness$1$

4. "Bravo$!$" brave children are not afraid of darkness.

Correct Option: A
Explanation:

Option A is the correct answer. The word 'bravo' is used to express acclamation and is usually followed by an exclamation mark. The first word of both the statements starts with capitalized words, and the second statement correctly ends with a full stop.

Option B is incorrect because the second statement neither starts with a capitalized word nor does it end with a full stop.
Option C is definitely incorrect because of the use of the numeral '1' before and after the second statement which makes it inappropriate and out of place.
Inverted commas are used when a speaker’s words written down exactly as they were spoken. Since this is not the case here the inverted commas are incorrectly used. Moreover, the second statement does not start with a capitalized word, making option D incorrect as well.

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