Punctuation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers will prove to be the best exercise for you. Now onwards, you won’t make punctuation mistakes. You are gonna remove all the mistakes regarding the same.

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Punctuation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers – Type 1

Exercise – 1

Punctuate the following simple sentences using capital letters wherever necessary.

  1. how was santosh working in meerut
  2. the mount everest is the highest peak in the world.
  3. ah he is dead
  4. my father dr man mohan singh is living in agra
  5. you can write to ram narayan about india

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  1. How was Santosh working in Meerut?
  2. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world.
  3. Ah! He is dead.
  4. My father Dr. Man Mohan Singh is living in Agra.
  5. You can write to Ram Narayan about India.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers in detail to the Punctuation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers.

  1. Here in this sentence, there are three mistakes. First, the first word of the sentence should be in the capital. Second, Santosh should be in the capital letter because this is a proper noun. And same goes with the word – Meerut. This being a proper noun should be written in the capital letter.
  2. Mount Everest is the proper noun, so it should be in the capital letter.
  3. The third sentence is an exclamatory sentence. There is a sense of sorrow. Every exclamation word is followed by the exclamation mark. And then the subject of the sentence should be in capital letters as it is the first word of the sentence.
  4. In this sentence, there are many punctuation mistakes. The first letter of the sentence should be in the capital letter. The doctor is in abbreviation form, it should be with a full stop and capital letters. Man Mohan Singh and Agra are the proper nouns, so they should also be written in the capital letter.

Exercise – 2

Punctuate the following simple sentences using capital letters wherever necessary.

  1. danish is going to lucknow to see the imambada.
  2. sachin the son of ramdhani verma is an honest person.
  3. the first world war destroyed many countries.
  4. tagore a famous poet wrote the gitanjali
  5. hari dayaram vinay and suresh are my friends

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  1. Danish is going to Lucknow to see the Imambada.
  2. Sachin, the son of Ramdhani Verma, is an honest person.
  3. The First World War destroyed many countries.
  4. Tagore, a famous poet, wrote Gitanjali.
  5. Hari, Dayaram, Vinay and Suresh are my friends.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers in detail to the Punctuation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers.

  1. Here in this sentence, Danish, Lucknow and Imambada are the proper nouns. They all should be in the capital letter.
  2. Sachin and Ramdhani Singh should be in capital letters as they are proper nouns. And the phrase the son of Ramdhani Verma is a phrase in apposition so that should be in and between the comma.
  3. The First World War is a proper noun. Therefore, it should be in capital letters.
  4. Tagore and Gitanjali should be in capital letters as they are proper nouns. And a famous poet is a phrase in apposition, so it should be in the comma.
  5. Hari, Dayaram, Vinay and Suresh should be in capital letters and should also be separated by a comma.

Punctu ation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers – Type 2
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Exercise – 1

Punctuate the following complex and compound sentences by inserting inverted commas and capital letters wherever necessary. 

  1. dear sir said rama do not be angry this time and i will not do such a thing again
  2. thank you very much mother for taking us to the cinema said the children
  3. i wish i had a lot of property said the wife if one could be wished for i think i should wish for knowledge not for the property said the husband
  4. well friend said he why do you not speak anything

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  1. “Dear sir,” said Rama, “do not be angry this time and I will not do such a thing again.”
  2. “Thank you very much mother, for taking us to the cinema.”, said the children.
  3. “I wish I had a lot of property,” said the wife. “If one could be wished for, I think, I should wish for knowledge, not for the property”, said the husband.
  4. “Well friend”, said he, “why do you not speak anything?”

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers in detail to the Punctuation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers.

  1. Rama is a proper noun so it should be in the capital letter. The sentence is a statement of Rama. We need to separate the statement with reporting verb and reported speech. The reporting verb comes between the statements.
  2. This is also a statement. The reporting verb is in the last of the sentence. Always keep in your mind that reporting verb should be outside of the inverted commas. And the statement should always be in inverted commas.
  3. In this sentence, there are statements of two people – husband and wife.
  4. This is also a statement. It should also be in the inverted commas.

Exercise – 2

Punctuate the following complex and compound sentences by inserting inverted commas and capital letters wherever necessary. 

  1. do not beat him madam said he it was i not he who made a mistake
  2. the foolish officer said to the clerk why have you disturbed me again
  3. why are you late again said the principal my father was ill said he
  4. sit down my boy i have to speak to you said the mother

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  1. “Do not beat him, madam,” said he, “it was I not he who made a mistake.”
  2. The foolish officer said to the clerk, “Why have you disturbed me again?”
  3. “Why are you late again?”, said the principal. “My father was ill”, said he.
  4. “Sit down, my boy. I have to speak to you”, said the mother.

Analysis of the Above Answers

Let us analyze the above answers in detail to the Punctuation Exercises for Class 8 with Answers.

  1. Said he is a reporting verb and the rest of the sentence is reported speech. Reported speech is always written in inverted commas.
  2. This sentence is a statement. The reported speech starts from why. So it should be written in inverted commas. And the rest outside of the inverted comma.
  3. There are two statements in the sentence. One statement is of the principal and the second of he. Therefore, they are written in inverted commas.
  4. Here in this sentence, there is only one statement – the statement of the mother.

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