Writing Tip: Writing Exercise #1: Using Correct Punctuation

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Writing Exercise #1: Read the paragraph below and add or remove punctuation until correct. The correct version will be posted below. This exercise is designed to help those who struggle with punctuation. Use commas, periods, exclamation marks, question marks, apostrophes, and semi-colons.

Sarah couldnt believe Jerry had done this to her. Didnt he love her anymore! How could he. Just thinking, about it made her blood boil. Images of Jerry and the blonde girl, kept replaying through her head over and over again. Taking a deep breath she shut her eyes and tried to make the images go away. Why had he betrayed her trust! Shed been sure that he was the one now she was sure he wasnt

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Corrected: Sarah couldn’t believe Jerry had done this to her. Didn’t he love her anymore? How could he? Just thinking about it made her blood boil. Images of Jerry and the blonde girl kept replaying through her head, over and over again. Taking a deep breath, she shut her eyes and tried to make the images go away. Why had he betrayed her trust? She’d been sure that he was the one; now she was sure he wasn’t.

How did you do?

 

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