Semi-colons, Colons And Commas!

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A punctuation quiz to help you revise semi-colons, colons and commas. Punctuation is a really important part of writing at GCSE and can help you get a better grade. Created by Ms Usher for students at GHS.  

  
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  • 1. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast an apple and a bowl of cereal.

    • B. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast, an apple and a bowl of cereal.

    • C. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast: an apple and a bowl of cereal.

    • D. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast, an apple and a bowl of cereal.


  • 2. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      He knocked several times, no one came to the door.

    • B. 

      He knocked several times; no one came to the door.

    • C. 

      He knocked several times: no one came to the door.

    • D. 

      He knocked several times no one came to the door.


  • 3. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      My sister loves mysteries; my brother likes comics.

    • B. 

      My sister loves mysteries, my brother likes comics.

    • C. 

      My sister loves mysteries my brother likes comics.

    • D. 

      My sister loves mysteries: my brother likes comics.


  • 4. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket bananas bread milk and biscuits.

    • B. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket: bananas bread milk and biscuits.

    • C. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket; bananas, bread, milk and biscuits.

    • D. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket: bananas, bread, milk and biscuits.


  • 5. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      The window was open I looked out over the empty fields.

    • B. 

      The window was open, I looked out over the empty fields.

    • C. 

      The window was open: I looked out over the empty fields.

    • D. 

      The window was open; I looked out over the empty fields.


  • 6. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Top Gear has three presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

    • B. 

      Top Gear has three presenters: Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

    • C. 

      Top Gear has three presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

    • D. 

      Top Gear has three presenters; Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.


  • 7. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings; bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

    • B. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings: bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

    • C. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

    • D. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings, bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.


  • 8. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird, my friend read Of Mice and Men.

    • B. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird; my friend read Of Mice and Men

    • C. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird: my friend read Of Mice and Men

    • D. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird my friend read Of Mice and Men


  • 9. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      The loudspeaker crackled: "The 5:30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

    • B. 

      The loudspeaker crackled "The 5:30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

    • C. 

      The loudspeaker crackled, "The 5,30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

    • D. 

      The loudspeaker crackled; "The 5:30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."


  • 10. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Mankind has only one thing left: hope.

    • B. 

      Mankind has only one thing left; hope.

    • C. 

      Mankind has only one thing left, hope.


  • 11. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner; the moon rose.

    • B. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner. The moon rose.

    • C. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner, the moon rose.

    • D. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner; then, the moon rose.


  • 12. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      We plan to return some day to Brazil; therefore, we want to visit Rio Sao Paulo and Manaus.

    • B. 

      We plan to return some day to Brazil: therefore, we want to visit Rio Sao Paulo and Manaus.

    • C. 

      We plan to return some day to Brazil; therefore, we want to visit Rio, Sao Paulo, and Manaus.


  • 13. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Swinging the door open quietly the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

    • B. 

      Swinging the door open quietly, the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked; to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

    • C. 

      Swinging the door open quietly; the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

    • D. 

      Swinging the door open quietly, the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.


  • 14. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      If you don't understand, please save your questions for the end of the presentation.

    • B. 

      Please save your questions for the end of the presentation. If you don't understand.

    • C. 

      Please save your questions for the end of the presentation; if you don't understand.

    • D. 

      If you don't understand; please save your questions for the end of the presentation.


  • 15. 
    Choose the correct answer. 
    • A. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball; his brother excels at football.

    • B. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball and his brother excels at football.

    • C. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball his brother excels at football.

    • D. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball, his brother excels at football.


  • 16. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Kiran had a bad cold, consequently, she won't be able to play in the game tonight.

    • B. 

      Kiran had a bad cold consequently she won't be able to play in the game tonight.

    • C. 

      Kiran had a bad cold; consequently, she won't be able to play in the game tonight.

    • D. 

      Kiran had a bad cold and consequently, she won't be able to play in the game tonight.


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