Comma Placement Quiz! Trivia Test

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Comma placement quiz trivia test. Where you choose to palace a comma has a role to play in how one chooses to read or interpret a sentence. Should you use a comma after a dependent clause that starts a sentence and not when it ends a sentence? Is it important to end the last name in the list with a comma? Get to test your ability to identify if commas have been used correctly in these sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these sentences has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      I went to the store to buy crayons, markers, pencils, and other school supplies.

    • B.

      I went to the store to buy crayons markers pencils, and other school supplies.

    • C.

      I went to the store to buy crayons, markers, pencils and other school supplies.

    • D.

      I went to the store to buy crayons; markers; pencils; and other school supplies.

    Correct Answer
    A. I went to the store to buy crayons, markers, pencils, and other school supplies.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I went to the store to buy crayons, markers, pencils, and other school supplies." This sentence correctly uses commas to separate items in a list. Each item is separated by a comma, and the final item is preceded by the conjunction "and" before the last comma.

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  • 2. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      I wonder if one day, Nathan, you will love me as much as I love you.

    • B.

      I wonder if one day Nathan, you will love me as much as I love you.

    • C.

      I wonder if one day Nathan you will love me as much as I love you.

    • D.

      I wonder, if one day Nathan, you will love me as much as I love you.

    Correct Answer
    A. I wonder if one day, Nathan, you will love me as much as I love you.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I wonder if one day, Nathan, you will love me as much as I love you." This sentence correctly uses commas to set off the name "Nathan" as an appositive, providing additional information about the person being addressed. The commas help to clarify that "Nathan" is not essential to the sentence's meaning but rather provides additional context.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      Isabella was a lovely girl from New York, New York.

    • B.

      Isabella, was a lovely girl, from New York, New York.

    • C.

      Isabella, was a lovely girl, from New York New York.

    • D.

      Isabella was a lovely girl from New York New York.

    Correct Answer
    A. Isabella was a lovely girl from New York, New York.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Isabella was a lovely girl from New York, New York." because the comma is correctly placed after "New York" to separate it from the rest of the sentence. This is necessary because "New York" is repeated to indicate both the city and the state.

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  • 4. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      Heather was a tall, thin, attractive, teenager.

    • B.

      Heather was a tall, thin, attractive teenager.

    • C.

      Heather, was a tall, thin, attractive teenager.

    • D.

      Heather was a tall thin attractive teenager.

    Correct Answer
    B. Heather was a tall, thin, attractive teenager.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the correct comma placement is "Heather was a tall, thin, attractive teenager." The commas are used to separate the adjectives describing Heather (tall, thin, attractive). This helps to clarify and enhance the description of Heather's physical appearance.

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      Julie was born on July 15, 1996.

    • B.

      Julie was born, on July, 15 1996.

    • C.

      Julie was born on July, 15 1996.

    • D.

      Julie was born on July, 15, 1996.

    Correct Answer
    A. Julie was born on July 15, 1996.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Julie was born on July 15, 1996." This sentence has the correct comma placement because it separates the date (July 15, 1996) from the rest of the sentence using commas.

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  • 6. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      Rachel liked him, but, she wasn't in love with him.

    • B.

      Rachel liked him but she wasn't in love with him.

    • C.

      Rachel liked him, but she wasn't in love with him.

    • D.

      Rachel, liked him, but she wasn't in love with him.

    Correct Answer
    C. Rachel liked him, but she wasn't in love with him.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Rachel liked him, but she wasn't in love with him." This sentence correctly places a comma before the coordinating conjunction "but" to separate two independent clauses.

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  • 7. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      Katherine narrowed her chocolate eyes and yelled, "You, infuriate me!"

    • B.

      Katherine narrowed her chocolate eyes and yelled, "You infuriate me!"

    • C.

      Katherine narrowed her chocolate eyes and yelled "You infuriate me!"

    • D.

      Katherine ,narrowed her chocolate eyes, and yelled, "You infuriate me!"

    Correct Answer
    B. Katherine narrowed her chocolate eyes and yelled, "You infuriate me!"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Katherine narrowed her chocolate eyes and yelled, 'You infuriate me!'" This sentence has the correct comma placement because the comma is used to separate the two independent clauses "Katherine narrowed her chocolate eyes" and "yelled, 'You infuriate me!'"

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  • 8. 

    Which sentence has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      After Samantha had finished her homework, she wrapped herself in a quilt and took a breif nap.

    • B.

      After, Samantha had finished her homework, she wrapped herself in a quilt and took a breif nap.

    • C.

      After, Samantha had finished her homework she wrapped herself in a quilt and took a breif nap.

    • D.

      After Samantha had finished her homework she wrapped herself in a quilt, and took a breif nap.

    Correct Answer
    A. After Samantha had finished her homework, she wrapped herself in a quilt and took a breif nap.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "After Samantha had finished her homework, she wrapped herself in a quilt and took a brief nap." This sentence correctly uses a comma to separate the introductory phrase "After Samantha had finished her homework" from the main clause "she wrapped herself in a quilt and took a brief nap."

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  • 9. 

    Which has the correct comma placement?

    • A.

      Will you, Sarah Nicole Smith, marry me?

    • B.

      Will, you Sarah Nicole Smith, marry me?

    • C.

      Will ,you, Sarah Nicole Smith marry me?

    • D.

      Will you, Sarah, Nicole, Smith marry me?

    Correct Answer
    A. Will you, Sarah Nicole Smith, marry me?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Will you, Sarah Nicole Smith, marry me?" This is because the commas are correctly placed to set off the name "Sarah Nicole Smith" as an appositive, providing additional information about the person being addressed.

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