Rules Of Punctuation

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

Read the sentences below and select the appropriate answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      His sister, Ida Camp, could not be located, before May 11.

    • B. 

      His sister Ida Camp, could not be located before, May 11.

    • C. 

      His sister, Ida Camp, could not be located before May 11.

    • D. 

      His sister, Ida Camp, could not be located, before May 11.

  • 2. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Connecticut, Massachusetts, and, New Hampshire are New England states.

    • B. 

      Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, are New England states.

    • C. 

      Connecticut Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, are New England states.

    • D. 

      Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are New England states.

  • 3. 
     Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Tone, like style, ranges across a spectrum, between dull and extravagant.

    • B. 

      Tone like style ranges across a spectrum, between dull and extravagant.

    • C. 

      Tone, like style, ranges across a spectrum between dull and extravagant.

    • D. 

      Tone, like style ranges, across a spectrum between dull and extravagant.

  • 4. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The diligent proofreader has completed his work, having checked for errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

    • B. 

      The diligent proofreader, has completed his work, having checked for errors in spelling punctuation, and capitalization.

    • C. 

      The diligent proofreader has completed his work, having checked for errors, in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

    • D. 

      The diligent, proofreader has completed his work, having checked for errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

  • 5. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The three category codes are sports stories, standings, and results of more than one event.

    • B. 

      The three category codes are sports stories, standings, and results, of more than one event.

    • C. 

      The three category codes, are sports stories, standings and results of more than one event.

    • D. 

      The three category codes, are sports stories, standings, and results of more than one event.

  • 6. 
    Select the correct sentence
    • A. 

      If material is critical to your point, integrate it; if it isn't critical, why include it.

    • B. 

      If material is critical to your point, integrate it; if it isn't critical, why include it?

    • C. 

      If material is critical to your point, integrate it: if it isn't critical, why include it?

    • D. 

      If material is critical to your point, integrate it if it isn't critical, why include it?

  • 7. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      When Sheldon cashed his check, the party's disputed the amount.

    • B. 

      When Sheldon cashed his check, the parties disputed the amount.

    • C. 

      When Sheldon cashed his check the parties disputed the amount.

    • D. 

      When Sheldon cashed his' check, the parties disputed the amount

  • 8. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      "Does every project report," she asked, "require a fifty-line description of facts"?

    • B. 

      "Does every project report?" she asked, "require a fifty-line description of facts?"

    • C. 

      "Does every project report, she asked, require a fifty-line description of facts?"

    • D. 

      "Does every project report," she asked, "require a fifty-line description of facts?"

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Some writers introduce too many commas, consequently, their work is choppy and hard to understand.

    • B. 

      Some writer's introduce too many commas; consequently, their work is choppy and hard to understand.

    • C. 

      Some writers introduce too many commas; consequently, their work is choppy and hard to understand.

    • D. 

      Some writers introduce too many commas; consequently their work is choppy and hard to understand.

  • 10. 
    Select the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Many states like Kansas for example, experience severe tornados every spring.

    • B. 

      Many states like Kansas, for example, experience severe tornados every spring.

    • C. 

      Many states, like Kansas for example, experience severe tornados every spring.

    • D. 

      Many states, like Kansas, for example, experience severe tornados every spring.