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Answers for Punctuation Exercises

This resource was written by Tony Cimasko.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on November 12, 2008 .

Summary:

This resource contains answers to the ESL exercises on punctuation.

1. Margaret is an incoming senior at a large suburban high school in the Midwest

Margaret is an incoming senior at a large suburban high school in the Midwest.

2. At 8 pm on the eighth day of the eighth month in the year 2008 eight being a lucky number in China the world looked toward Beijing and the 91000 people inside the National Stadium known as the Birds Nest

At 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth month in the year 2008 (eight being a lucky number in China), the world looked toward Beijing and the 91,000 people inside the National Stadium known as the Bird’s Nest.

OR

At 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth month in the year 2008—eight being a lucky number in China—the world looked toward Beijing and the 91,000 people inside the National Stadium known as the Bird’s Nest.


OR

At 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth month in the year 2008—eight being a lucky number in China—the world looked toward Beijing and the 91,000 people inside the National Stadium known as the “Bird’s Nest.”

3. Anyone who tries to disturb the Olympics now should be severely punished said Ma Jie 53 a taxi driver

“Anyone who tries to disturb the Olympics now should be severely punished,” said Ma Jie, 53, a taxi driver. 


4. In the film directed by Isabel Coixet and written by Nicholas Meyer he adapted Mr Roths book to the screen Kepesh is cool

In the film, directed by Isabel Coixet and written by Nicholas Meyer (he adapted Mr. Roth’s book to the screen), Kepesh is cool.


5. Then the results were announced on the TV show and published Valerian had little or no effect on sleep.

Then the results were announced on the TV show and published: Valerian had little or no effect on sleep.  [Although “TV” is an abbreviation, it has become such a common word that periods have fallen out of use.]

6. They remain an extremely high risk group when it comes to H I V

They remain an extremely high risk group when it comes to H.I.V.

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