Identify the option with the correct punctuation marks. mr das is in new delhi today
a) Mr.Das is in New Delhi today? b) Mr. Das is in new Delhi today. c) mr das is in New Delhi today d) Mr. Das is in New Delhi today.
Hint: The word ‘mr’ is a contraction, the noun ‘new delhi’ is a proper noun, and the sentence is an assertive sentence. There are specific punctuations for all these instances.
Complete answer: Let’s first unpack the given sentence. The first part of the sentence reads “mr das”. This is clearly a name. It is also a proper noun. The ‘mr’ is a contraction of the word ‘Mister’. This means that the word punctuated properly will look like this - “Mr. Das”. The second part of the sentence says “is in new delhi today”. This helps us understand that the given sentence is factual. So, it is in fact an assertive sentence. So, there will only be a full stop at the end. The noun ‘new delhi’ is a proper noun, it is the name of a city. So, it should be written as “New Delhi”.
Now, we know what punctuation we need to have. Let’s look at the different options:
a) Mr.Das is in New Delhi today? - The first part of the sentence has an error. There is a full stop after the abbreviation, but there is no space after it. This is wrong. The end of the sentence is punctuated with a question mark, which makes it an interrogative sentence. This is also wrong. So, this is an incorrect option. b) Mr. Das is in new Delhi today. - The first part of the sentence is punctuated perfectly. There is a full stop along with a space after the abbreviation. However, the noun ‘new Delhi’ is written incorrectly, as both first letters should be capital, like ‘New York’. The end of the sentence is correctly punctuated with a full stop. But, this is an incorrect option. c) mr das is in New Delhi today - The first part and the last part of this sentence has an error. The proper noun ‘Mr. Das’ is punctuated incorrectly. The noun ‘New Delhi’ is written correctly, but there is no full stop at the end of the sentence. So, this is an incorrect option. d) Mr. Das is in New Delhi today. - This sentence is perfectly punctuated. There is a full stop and space after the contraction, the proper nouns have capital first letters and the sentence ends in a simple full stop.So, the correct answer is “Option d”.
Note: Look at the given sentence and read it out loud. This will help you understand what kind of sentence it is. Look for grammatical anomalies, and correct them. Then, choose the option that has the correct punctuation.