Know Your Punctuation - Apostrophe And Ellipsis Quiz

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Apostrophe Quizzes & Trivia

The act of leaving out a word or words from a sentence deliberately, when the meaning can be understood without them. . . . . . . . An apostrophe is a small punctuation mark ( ' ) placed after a noun to show that the noun owns something. The apostrophe will always be placed either before or after an s at the end of the noun owner. Always the noun owner will be followed (usually immediately) by the thing it owns.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Keep the wing's / wings in line with the barrier.
    • A. 

      Wings

    • B. 

      Wing's

  • 2. 
    I gave it to the ____ mother.
    • A. 

      Children's

    • B. 

      Childrens'

  • 3. 
    My mother in laws' dress.
    • A. 

      Mother-in-lawes

    • B. 

      Mother-in-law's

    • C. 

      Mother-in-laws

  • 4. 
    Everybodys opinion is necessary.
    • A. 

      Everybody's

    • B. 

      Everybodies

    • C. 

      Everybodys

  • 5. 
    Jerry said its/it's his book.
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      It's

  • 6. 
    An ellipsis is used as if it is a word.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You should never use more than three dots for an ellipsis, no matter what it's being used for.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The following poem has had its second line correctly omitted: Well, now, . . . I shall stop loving you little by little.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Hey . . . what are you doing?

    • B. 

      Hey. . .what are you doing?

    • C. 

      Hey...what are you doing?

  • 10. 
    Correctly omit the second line from this poem excerpt: She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright meets in her aspect and her eyes:
    • A. 

      She walks in beauty like the night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And all that's best of dark and bright meets in her aspect and her eyes:

    • B. 

      She walks in beauty like the night ................................... And all that's best of dark and bright meets in her aspect and her eyes:

    • C. 

      She walks in beauty like the night And all that's best of dark and bright meets in her aspect and her eyes:

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