Sentence Division Exercise

Sentence Division Exercise

Divide the following sentences correctly by inserting periods (full stops) where they belong and capitalizing the beginnings of sentences.

            

That was an interesting thing you told me just now about our friend I never would have guessed

It was just a little thing like a tiny drop of poison it’s not enough to kill my friendship with him—just enough to make me eye him with suspicion

Don’t worry I’ll still be his friend I can overlook that kind of thing still, I don’t suppose our friendship will ever be quite the same it’s so hard to wipe something out of my mind once I know about it

That was sure interesting what you said about how he did that and what he said I can see how it could be true but it leaves me wondering—did I really need to know it?

Correct Division

Check your answers with the following :

 

That was an interesting thing you told me just now about our friend. I never would have guessed.

It was just a little thing,  like a tiny drop of poison. It’s not enough to kill my friendship with him—just enough to make me eye him with suspicion.

Don’t worry. I’ll still be his friend. I can overlook that kind of thing. Still, I don’t suppose our friendship will ever be quite the same. It’s so hard to wipe something out of my mind once I know about it.

That was sure interesting what you said about how he did that and what he said. I can see how it could be true. But it leaves me wondering—did I really need to know it?

 

Note: It would also be correct not to divide the last sentence between “true” and “but.”

How did you do?

If you divided most of these sentences correctly, you probably don’t have a problem with sentence division. If you struggle with this, make sure that each sentence is a complete sentence. If you can divide one sentence into two, it’s usually better to do so. See more explanation under “Complete Sentences Exercise.”