Commas With Coordinating Conjunctions

5 Questions
Commas With Coordinating Conjunctions

Directions: Use the rules to guide your decision; no stylistic choices here. And follow the Oxford comma guideline.

Sample Question

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

He left the scene of the accident, and tried to forget what happened.

He left the scene of the accident and tried to forget what happened

He left the scene of the accident; and tried to forget what happened.

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  • 1. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      He left the scene of the accident, and tried to forget what happened.

    • B. 

      He left the scene of the accident and tried to forget what happened

    • C. 

      He left the scene of the accident; and tried to forget what happened.

  • 2. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      My mom loves the outdoors, but my dad prefers to sit inside and read.

    • B. 

      My mom loves the outdoors but my dad prefers to sit inside and read.

    • C. 

      My mom loves the outdoors; but my dad prefers to sit inside and read.

  • 3. 
    Which one is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      The show was really bad, yet it must go on.

    • B. 

      The show was really bad yet it must go on.

    • C. 

      The show was really bad; yet it must go on.

  • 4. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly
    • A. 

      I love writing and editing others' words, reading good books, and spending quality time with my daughter and husband.

    • B. 

      I love writing and editing others' words, reading good books and spending quality time with my daughter and husband.

    • C. 

      I love writing, and editing others' words, reading good books, and spending quality time with my daughter and husband.

  • 5. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Tess can take the money, or risk everything on the next question.

    • B. 

      Tess can take the money or risk everything on the next question.

    • C. 

      Tess can take the money; or risk everything on the next question.