Period
 
 
 
 
Period

In this lesson you will learn the definition of a period and study the usage of period.
Period Definition
  • A period looks like this:

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  • A period is:
  • also called a full stop, or full point
  • commonly placed at the end of several different types of sentences
  • used after abbreviations, such as Mr., Dr., Mrs., Ms. 
Period Examples
  • The United States of America is located on the continent of North America.
  • There are 50 states in the U.S. Forty-eight of the states form the contiguous United States.
  • The U.S. borders on Canada to the north, and Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
  • On the east coast, the U.S. is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west coast it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.
  • To the northwest of Canada is the state of Alaska.
  • The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of California.
Periods Test

Study the information above. In the test questions below choose which is the correct usage of periods.
1.  Which is correct?

     a.  I moved to California because it is sunny and warm.
     b.  I moved to California. Because it is sunny and warm.
2.  Which is correct?

     a.  Sequoia National Park contains large trees. And is a wonderful place to visit.
     b.  Sequoia National Park contains large trees and is a wonderful place to visit.
3.  Which is correct?

     a.  The United States of America has 50 states there are 48 contiguous states.
     b.  The United States of America has 50 states. There are 48 contiguous states.
4.  Which is correct?

     a.  Another storm is coming today. With rain and strong winds.
     b.  Another storm is coming today with rain and strong winds.
5.  Which is correct?

     a.  Hey this food really tastes good if you warm it up.
     b.  Hey this food really tastes good. If you warm it up.
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