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Jumbled Words and Punctuation

Jumbled Words and Punctuation

 Jumbled words

  • In jumbled words, there are words arranged in an incorrect way making no meaning.
  • These words when arranged in a correct way give a meaning to the sentence.
  • Apart from jumbled words, there are jumbled sentences also.

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Some examples are:

  1. Friends / best / good / a / one of / book / is / our
  • A book is one of our best friends
  1. Companions / highly patient and / it / cheerful of / is the
  • It is the highly cheerful and patient of companions.

Exercises on jumbled words

  1. Good manners / love / of others / win the / and / respect.
  2. Best / when / one is / they can / young / be learnt
  3. They / in life / are a / sure / for success / passport

Punctuations

  • To improve clarity conventional characters are used which are called as punctuation.
  • Example – Semicolons, commas, etc.
  • Punctuations tell where to pause, which words or phrases are grouped together, etc.

punctuations

The main characters of punctuation are

  • Colons (:)
  • Apostrophes (‘)
  • Ellipses (…)
  • Commas (,)
  • Hyphen (-)
  • Full stops (.)
  • Quotation marks (“")
  • Question marks (?)
  • Semicolons (;)
 

 

Some Punctuation 

  1.  Apostrophes
  • Used to show the time expression

(Example – a day’s leave)

  • Used in contractions

(Example – don’t, can’t)

  1.  Colons
  • Follows an introduction

(Example – I’ve witnessed the following: slime, rust and a rat)

  • With quotations

(Example – he said: honesty is the best policy)

  1.  Commas
  • As parentheses

(Example- Ram and Rome, who live nearby, are my good friends)

  • To separate the items

(Example – honey, butter, jam)

  • In numbers

(Example – 6, 45,265)

  1. Hyphen
  • For joining words

(Example – two-sided coin)

  • In compound noun to join words

(Example – cooking – oil, paper – clip)

  1. Full stop
  • End of a sentence

(Example – I like apples.)

  • In abbreviations

(Example – B.Com, B.B.C)

 

 
  1. Semicolons
  • Used before the conjunction

(Example – today, it was, to our expectation, windy; but tomorrow, to our surprise, it will be clear.)

Recap

  • In jumbled words, there are words arranged in an incorrect way making no meaning.
  • These words when arranged in a correct way give a meaning to the sentence.
  • Apart from jumbled words, there are jumbled sentences also.
  • To improve clarity conventional characters are used which are called as punctuation.
  • Punctuations tell where to pause, which words or phrases are grouped together, etc.

Quiz for Jumbled Words and Punctuation

Q.1

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

I have to visit my doctors clinic next week

a) I have to visit my doctors clinic next week.
b) I have to visit my doctor's clinic next week.
c) I have to visit my doctor's clinic next week
d) None of these

Q.2

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

olivers birthday is march 21 1996

a) oliver's birthday is March 21, 1996.
b) Oliver's birthday is march 21, 1996.
c) Oliver's birthday is March 21 1996.
d) Oliver's birthday is March 21, 1996.

Q.3

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

ilea was having problem with the wild untamed cats

a) Ilea was having problem with the wild, untamed cats.
b) ilea was having problem with the wild, untamed cats.
c) Ilea was having problem with the wild untamed cats.
d) Ilea was having problem with the wild, untamed cats

Q.4

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

he spoke and I noted down

a) He spoke and I noted down.
b) he spoke and I noted down.
c) He spoke, and I noted down.
d) He spoke and I noted down

Q.5

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

esley my sister is a psychiatrist

a) esley, my sister, is a psychiatrist.
b) Esley my sister, is a psychiatrist.
c) Esley, my sister, is a psychiatrist.
d) Esley, my sister is a psychiatrist.

Q.6

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

school starts at 7 :10 am

a) School starts at 7:10 am.
b) school starts at 7:10 am.
c) School starts at 7:10a.m.
d) School starts at 7:10am

Q.7

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

I dont think I can do this

a) I dont think I can do this.
b) I don’t think I can do this
c) I don’t think I can do this.
d) None of these

Q.8

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

it is my wifes birthday today

a) it is my wife's birthday today.
b) It is my wifes birthday today.
c) It is my wife's birthday today.
d) It is my wife's birthday today

Q.9

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

I think I have a fever said jenny

a) I think, I have a fever, said Jenny.
b) "I think, I have a fever" said Jenny.
c) " I think, I have a fever" said Jenny
d) " I think, I have a fever", said Jenny.

Q.10

Choose the option that has the correct punctuation:

have you heard the song faded by alan walker

a) Have you heard the song "Faded" by Alan Walker?
b) have you heard the song "Faded" by Alan Walker?
c) Have you heard the song faded by Alan Walker?
d) Have you heard the song "Faded" by alan walker?

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