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Apposition / Punctuation Practice Exercises

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

Practice exercises on apposition and punctuation in writing. Fill in the blank format. Please select the correct answer. Example sentences borrowed from Jim Burke and Edgar H. Schuster.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When appositives have commas inside them, what punctuation is used instead to enclose the appositive? Example: To her, the young man__a broad, six feet tall giant__seemed menacingly close.
    • A. 

      A pair of dashes

    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 


    • E. 


  • 2. 
    What role does the dash play in the following sentence? Example: It was in the echo of that terrified woman's footfalls that I first began to know the power I had - the ability to strike fear into others through my menacing visage.
    • A. 

      It separates the appositive from the rest of the sentence

    • B. 

      It puts special emphasis on the appositive

    • C. 

      Both A and C

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