Test Your Knowledge On The Correct Use Of Hyphens.

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
    • A. 

      The television show was about man eating sharks.

    • B. 

      The television show was about man-eating sharks.

    • C. 

      The television-show was about man eating sharks.

  • 2. 
    Hyphens should not be used when using compound numbers between 21 and 99.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following sentences are misusing hyphens?
    • A. 

      The books found in the attic are dust-covered.

    • B. 

      The dust-covered books were found in the attic.

    • C. 

      I won a twenty-five dollar gift card at the raffle event.

    • D. 

      At the raffle event I won a twenty five dollar gift-card.

  • 4. 
    Which sentence correctly uses a hyphen?
    • A. 

      My son made the A-list in his kindergarten class this week.

    • B. 

      My son made the A list in his kindergarten class this week.

    • C. 

      My son made the A list in his kinder-garten class this week.

  • 5. 
    Select the location(s) where a hyphen should be included in the following sentence:The water  1  filled bucket was dumped over the game   2   show contestant.  
  • 6. 
    Which of the following phrases should contain a hyphen?
    • A. 

      Pre historic

    • B. 

      Post graduate degree

    • C. 

      Mid December

  • 7. 
    Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
    • A. 

      We ate chocolate filled pastries for desert.

    • B. 

      We ate chocolate-filled pastries for dessert.

    • C. 

      We ate pastries for dessert that were chocolate-filled.

  • 8. 
    When should a hyphen be used?
    • A. 

      Within a compound adjective that comes after a noun.

    • B. 

      Within a compound adjective that comes before a noun.

    • C. 

      Both the first and second option are correct.

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct.

  • 9. 
    Select the following sentence(s) that correctly use a hyphen.
    • A. 

      Football is an injury-prone sport.

    • B. 

      Football is an injury prone sport.

    • C. 

      Football players are more prone-to-injury.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sentences contains a correctly placed hyphen?
    • A. 

      There are fifty-five students enrolled for the course.

    • B. 

      There are fifty five students enrolled for the course.

    • C. 

      There are fifty five-students enrolled for the course.