Punctuation Puzzle: Led/Lead; Pique/Peek/Peak; Compound Sentences

We were lead into this little room which really peaked our curiosity and then we were surprised by they’re generosity

 

We were LED:

(1) Lead with a short e (rhymes with head) is a metal or pencil lead; (2) Led is the past tense of lead (rhymes with bead).

 

We were led into this little room, which really surprised us.

When you have a “which clause” (subordinate clause that begins with the subordinator which) in the middle of a sentence, it should be set off on both sides with commas since it is non-essential (can be removed from the sentence and a real sentence remains).

 

We were led into this little room, which really PIQUED our curiosity

Did you study the WORDY WEDNESDAY/Wacky Word trio peak, peek and pique? Check it out for the complete lesson!

 

We were led into this little room, which really piqued our curiosity, AND then we were surprised

Compound sentence is a complete sentence (CS) on one side (We were led into this little room, which really piqued our curiosity, ) and a complete sentence on the right (the we were surprised by their generosity) with a ,coordinating conjunction in the middle (,AND) to join the two real sentences into one.

…we were surprised by THEIR generosity

THEIR shows possession (They’re is the contraction meaning they are).

 

Corrected: We were led into this little room, which really piqued our curiosity, and then we were surprised by their generosity.

 

This Punctuation Puzzle was written by Zac Kieser and Donna Reish.

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