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Keyboarding Practice
Drill 7:  Left Shift and Period

Technique Goals:
  • Learn reach technique for Left Shift and . (period)
  • Combine smoothly with other learned keys
Spacing Cue
  • Space once after period following abbreviations and initials
  • Do not space after period within abbreviations
  • Space twice after period at end of a sentence except at line endings.  There, return without spacing


                    Key each line twice, single spaced, in the box provided.
                    Tab from one box to the next.

1.  Ed ik rf ol gf hj tf nj de ki fr lo gf hj ft jn a;
2. Or is to if an of el so it go id he do as in at on
3. He is; if an; or do; to go; a jak; an oak; of all;
4. J J Ja Ja Ka Ka La La Hal Hal Kal Kal Jae Jae Lana
5. Kal rode; Kae did it; Hans has jade; Jan ate a fig
6. I I I Jake Jake Jake Oak Oak Oak Lake Lake Lake
7. I see that Jake is to aide Kae at the Oak Lake sale
8. L. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l. l.
9. L.l l.l l.l l.l l.l l.l l.l l.l fl. Fl. Ed. ed. ft. ft. hr. hr. in. in.
10. I do.  Ian is.  Ola did.  Jan does.  Kent is gone.
11. Hal did it.  I shall do it.  Kate left on a train.
12. J. L. Hans skis on Oak Lake; Lt. Haig also does so.
13. He said ft. for feet; rd. for road; ft. for floor.
14. Lt. Hahn let L. K. take the old gong to Lake Neil.
15. Lars is to ask at the old store for a kite for Jo.
16. Ike said he is to take the old road to Lake Heidi.
17. If so it is to do if it do so to go he is to do it
18. Ned asked her to send the log to an old ski lodge.
19. To the and do is the got it if the for the ask for
20. O. J. lost one of the sleds he took off the train.
21. Ja Ja Ka Ka La La Ja Ja Ka Ka La La II II II II II II II II Ja Ka La II Ja Ka La II