3 Jul 2013

Punctuation Exercises

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dear mr and mrs biggins
i regret to inform you that some boys have set fire to their form tutors hair here at cox academy we suspect your sons among the culprits this was done with one of the science departments magnifying glasses on an unusually hot day mr bibbys flaming orange locks wont be the same again 
lets meet up to discuss this as soon as possible i hope youll agree that this actions got to be punished
yours sincerely
mr cox
headmaster


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dear parents
as you know we are taking the boys on a trip to the mountains in france where we hope to explore the local environment including some exciting rock formations its going to be incredibly hot so your sons going to need
sturdy unfashionable boots
thermal underpants
itchy trousers
tins of beans and sausages
dynamite
a spoon
its very important that you send back the reply form with your son first thing on monday as we depart in the first week of the summer term
yours sincerely
mr cox
headmaster

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dear parents
i regret to inform you that the greater manchester police will be visiting cox academy tomorrow along with some members of the army following an incident which took place during home economics involving a two litre bottle of coca cola and the hoover the boys responsible have gone into hiding if you have any information that may lead to their capture please keep it to yourselves its very important that we stick together in this difficult time
yours sincerely
mr cox
headmaster


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Dear Mr and Mrs Biggins,
I regret to inform you that some boys have set fire to their form tutor's hair here at Cox Academy. We suspect your son's among the culprits. This was done with one of the Science Department's magnifying glasses on an unusually hot day. Mr Bibby's flaming orange locks won't be the same again. Let's meet up to discuss this as soon as possible. I hope you'll agree that this action's got to be punished.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Cox,
Headmaster.



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Dear parents,
As you know, we are taking the boys on a trip to the mountains in France where we hope to explore the local environment including some exciting rock formations. It's going to be incredibly hot so your son's going to need:
sturdy, unfashionable boots;
thermal underpants;
itchy trousers;
tins of beans and sausages;
dynamite;
a spoon.
It's very important that you send back the reply form with your son first thing on Monday as we depart in the first week of the Summer Term.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Cox,
Headmaster.


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Dear parents,
I regret to inform you that the Greater Manchester Police will be visiting Cox Academy tomorrow along with some members of the army following an incident which took place during Home Economics involving a two litre bottle of Coca Cola and the hoover. The boys responsible have gone into hiding. If you have any information that may lead to their capture please keep it to yourselves. It's very important that we stick together in this difficult time.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Cox,
Headmaster.