Find Out Correct Punctuation In This Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • NOTE:  This question will not be factored into your score.  I will grade it manually.  So the score you see at the end will not be your actual score.
    • DIRECTIONS: Copy and paste the sentences below, then put colons where appropriate. (every sentence will need a colon except ONE, even though some sentences are grammatically correct without colons, we are going to add them for stylistic purposes)
    1. Bertie was proud of his new title Vice President in charge of Special Tasks. 2. Bertie had several people working for him a private secretary, an administrative assistant, and a research aide. 3. Bertie avoided making appointments at inconvenient hours before 10 00 AM or after 2 00 PM. 4. Bertie developed some new pastimes golfing, working out in the gym, and going to afternoon ball games. 5. His administrative assistant, Babette Buxton, figured him out within a week he never did any work so he never got blamed for anything. 6. Babette followed her boss's example when he left for the day, she disappeared. 7. Bertie's secretary, Miss Paxton, had to do the work of three her own, Babette's, and Bertie's. 8. That was Abigail Paxton's preferred title Miss Paxton. 9. In Bertie's absence, Miss Paxton ran the office, made executive decisions, and gave herself a nice raise. 10. Miss Paxton had the thing she really craved power.
  • 2. 
    Colons can be used stylistically.  (Meaning you can play with the use of colons)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Colons can be used to introduce a _______________ when there is a complete sentence before the colon.
  • 4. 
    Colons can be used to separate two independent clauses when it is acting as an__________________________   (2 words)
  • 5. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      My cat has cute features: big eyes pink nose and small, lean body.

    • B. 

      My cat has cute features such as: big eyes, pink nose, and small, lean body.

    • C. 

      My cat has cute features: big eyes, pink nose, and small, lean body.

  • 6. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Dear Mr. Mayor : It has come to my attention that the speed limits posted on the freeway cause more harm than good.

    • B. 

      Hey Susan : It was great hanging out with you yesterday. Thanks for being so nice.

    • C. 

      Mom: Can you pick me up a few items?

  • 7. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      At 8:10, we went to the store and picked up several items: bread, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, and popcorn.

    • B. 

      At 8:10, we picked up several items at the store: bread, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and popcorn.

    • C. 

      At 8 10, we picked up a few items at the store: bread, Transformers: Revenge of the fallen, and popcorn.

  • 8. 
    You need a colon to introduce the list in this sentence:  After adding up all the items, I realized I left the following in the car receipt, folder, and scizzors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You HAVE to have a colon in this sentence between job and an:  I love my job an English teacher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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