DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 04-09-2018

1a. I hope everyone is fine today? (No)

I hope everyone is fine today. (Yes)

1b. Would you reply the mail by this weekend, please? (No)

Would you reply the mail by this weekend, please. (Yes)

(A period is placed at the end of a statement and a request. A question mark is not used when a request is implied, usually.)

2a. Your friend has transferred his service from N. T. A. to N. U. C. (No)

Your friend has transferred his service from NTA to NUC. (Yes)

2b. Is the Nigerian D.S.S. the equivalent of the American F.B.I.? (No)

Is the Nigerian DSS the equivalent of the American FBI? (Yes)

(Usually, a period is not placed between letters/alphabetisms indicating the names of government boards, commissions, services and broadcast stations.)

3a. Everyone in this class must have read Soyinka’s “The Lion and the Jewel”. (No)

Everyone in this class must have read Soyinka’s “The Lion and the Jewel.”

3b. Yours sincerely,
Mahfouz Adedimeji.
Director General. (No)

Yours sincerely,
Mahfouz Adedimeji
Director General (Yes)

(Place a period inside quotation marks. At the end of a letter, do not place a period after a signature/name and the position following it.)

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