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Mechanics Mania. Grade 4. Proofreading. Proofreading involves applying an understanding of punctuation and capitalization rules to review written works. .

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proofreading
Proofreading
  • Proofreading involves applying an understanding of punctuation and capitalization rules to review written works.
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An interesting way to improve proofreading skills for punctuation and capitalization is to develop sentences with punctuation and capitalization errors. The following is an example:

  • No punctuation or capitalization: i bought eggs bacon and juice
  • Punctuation and capitalization: I bought eggs, bacon, and juice.
which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake
Which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake?

A. We watch fireworks on the Fourth of july.

B. We watch fireworks on the fourth of july.

C. We watch fireworks on the Fourth of July.

D. We watch Fireworks on the fourth of July.

which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake5
Which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake?

A. We watch fireworks on the Fourth of july.

B. We watch fireworks on the fourth of july.

C. We watch fireworks on the Fourth of July.

D. We watch Fireworks on the fourth of July.

which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake6
Which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake?

A. Jorge recently moved here from South america.

B. Jorge recently moved here from South America.

C. Jorge recently moved here from south america.

D. jorge recently moved here from south america.

which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake7
Which of the following sentences does not contain a capitalization mistake?

A. Jorge recently moved here from South america.

B. Jorge recently moved here from South America.

C. Jorge recently moved here from south america.

D. jorge recently moved here from south america.

which of the following contains a capitalization mistake
Which of the following contains a capitalization mistake?

A. New York is a big city.

B. John Steinbeck is a well-known author.

C. The army consisted of over a thousand soldiers.

D. Marisol likes to have relatives visit during the Holidays.

which of the following contains a capitalization mistake9
Which of the following contains a capitalization mistake?

A. New York is a big city.

B. John Steinbeck is a well-known author.

C. The army consisted of over a thousand soldiers.

D. Marisol likes to have relatives visit during the Holidays.

choose the answer that best completes the sentence
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

The school is closed on ________________.

A. Columbus Day

B. Columbus day

C. columbus day

D. columbus Day

choose the answer that best completes the sentence11
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

The school is closed on ________________.

A. Columbus Day

B. Columbus day

C. columbus day

D. columbus Day

which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

A. Open your folder, take out your homework and pass it forward.

B. Open your folder; take out your homework; and pass it forward.

C. Open your folder, take out your homework, and pass it forward.

D. Open your folder: take out your homework and pass it forward.

which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly13
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

A. Open your folder, take out your homework and pass it forward.

B. Open your folder; take out your homework; and pass it forward.

C. Open your folder, take out your homework, and pass it forward.

D. Open your folder: take out your homework and pass it forward.

choose the answer that best completes the sentence14
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

The store will open on _________________________.

A. May 29, 1992

B. May, 29, 1992

C. May 29 1992

D. May, 29 1992

choose the answer that best completes the sentence15
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

The store will open on _________________________.

A. May 29, 1992

B. May, 29, 1992

C. May 29 1992

D. May, 29 1992

which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly16
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

A. The following items will be required at camp- sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

B. The following items will be required at camp: sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

C. The following items will be required at camp, sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

D. The following items will be required at camp; sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly17
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

A. The following items will be required at camp- sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

B. The following items will be required at camp: sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

C. The following items will be required at camp, sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

D. The following items will be required at camp; sleeping bag, tent, hiking shoes, and compass.

which sentence does not contain capitalization errors
Which sentence does not contain capitalizationerrors?

A.The title of the book is The Wipple Mystery

B. The Title of the Book is The Wipple Mystery.

C. The title of the book is the Wipple Mystery

D. The title of the book is the wipple mystery.

which sentence does not contain capitalization errors19
Which sentence does not contain capitalizationerrors?

A.The title of the book is The Wipple Mystery.

B. The Title of the Book is The Wipple Mystery.

C. The title of the book is the Wipple Mystery.

D. The title of the book is the wipple mystery.