Full Stops and Capitalization Worksheet

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Exercise A

Choose the answer with correct capitalization and full stops to describe each picture.

1.

a) Emily is a brave astronaut. she is also talented.
b) Emily is a brave astronaut . She is also talented .
c) Emily is a brave astronaut she is also talented
d) Emily is a brave astronaut. She is also talented.

2.

a) we want to see the new superhero movie. it will be really good.
b) We want to see the new superhero movie. It will be really good .
c) We want to see the new superhero movie. It will be really good.
d) We want to see the new superhero movie It will be really good.

3.

a) He asked why I had two clocks? I told him I want to be sure of the time
b) He asked why I had two clocks . I told him I want to be sure of the time .
c) He asked why I had two clocks. I told him I want to be sure of the time.
d) he asked why I had two clocks. i told him I want to be sure of the time.

4.

a) Tom N. Rivers is a great athlete. He practices a lot.
b) tom n rivers is a great athlete. he practices a lot.
c) Tom N Rivers is a great athlete. He practices a lot.
d) Tom N. Rivers is a great athlete. he practices a lot.

5.

a) Take some time off . Relax . That is what my doctor told me to do.
b) Take some time off. Relax. That is what my doctor told me to do.
c) take some time off. relax. That is what my doctor told me to do.
d) Take some time off. relax. that is what my doctor told me to do.

6.

a) My friend eric won a special trip.
b) My friend Eric won a special trip
c) my friend Eric won a special trip.
d) My friend Eric won a special trip.

7.

a) I showed the boss proposals no 1 and no 2. He didn't like them
b) I showed the boss proposals no. 1 and no. 2. He didn't like them.
c) I showed the boss proposals no. 1 and no. 2. he didn't like them.
d) i showed the boss proposals no. 1 and no. 2. He didn't like them.

8.

a) Please share your cookies with me They look delicious.
b) Please share your cookies with me. they look delicious.
c) Please share your cookies with me.     They look delicious.
d) Please share your cookies with me. They look delicious.

9.

a) Alex plays the accordion. I want to learn to play.
b) Alex plays the accordion . I want to learn to play .
c) Alex plays the accordion. i want to learn to play.
d) Alex plays the accordion I want to learn to play.

10.

a) My brother's name is Mitch. He is wearing a Red Hat.
b) My brother's name is mitch. He is wearing a red hat.
c) My brother's name is Mitch. He is wearing a red hat.
d) My Brother's name is Mitch. He is wearing a red Hat.

Exercise B

Match the errors below with the sentences to describe the mistakes in them.

a) There is no full stop at the end of the sentence.
b) The first letter of the first word in the sentence is not capitalized.
c) There is no period after a person's initials.
d) The first letter of a person's name is not capitalized.
e) The first letter of a noun that is not proper is capitalized.
f) There is a space before the full stop at the end of the sentence.
g) The first letter of an abbreviated title before someone's name is not capitalized.
h) The pronoun "I" is not capitalized.
i) The first letter of the proper name of a place is not capitalized.
j) There are extra spaces after the full stop.

1.

the newspaper salesman is shouting about the top story.

2.

The professor is writing down his observations .

3.

I think mike has too much responsibility.

4.

Jack thinks that is a very strange shape for a saxophone

5.

Waldo and i have the same birthday.

6.

Francine is excellent at baking.   She made Lola's wedding cake.

7.

Frank always drinks Coffee in the morning.

8.

F J Batz is a famous baseball player.

9.

Phil works hard in his garden. He has the most beautiful flowers in philadelphia.

10.

I have several suggestions for mr. Kipling.

Exercise C

Correct the capitalization and full stop errors in the following sentences.

1.

Milton is clearing the snow in front of his House.

2.

That is senator Charles. He wants to be elected president.

3.

The elevator is slow.     I need to get to my meeting.

4.

I cannot read the first line

5.

i admire Amelia Earhart because she was one of the first women pilots.

6.

Ian has traveled to asia, africa, and europe.

7.

Jimmy loves to go hiking at yellowstone national park.

8.

Nick feels bad about the mistake he made on the report .

9.

I am learning how to play the Acoustic Guitar.

10.

Henry loves hats He owns at least seven.