A Basic Test On Commas: Trivia Quiz

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A basic test on commas: trivia quiz. Should you use a comma to separate two adjectives when the order of the adjectives is interchangeable? Should you use a comma to show a pause in a sentence or give more information on the subject? This quick quiz you will be expected to use commas correctly so that they can be perfectly punctuated. Check it out and see how good your comma skills are.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Before we left on our trip we boarded our cat at the vet.

    This sentence is correct because it follows the correct punctuation rules. The comma is used to separate the introductory phrase "Before we left on our trip" from the main clause "we boarded our cat at the vet." This helps to clarify the meaning and structure of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    I'm studying math science and English this semester.

    The given sentence is the correct answer because it correctly lists the subjects the person is studying this semester, which are math, science, and English. The sentence is grammatically correct as it uses commas to separate the subjects in a series.

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  • 3. 

    John my next door neighbour mowed my lawn for me yesterday.

    The correct answer is "John, my next door neighbour, mowed my lawn for me yesterday." This answer is correct because it correctly identifies John as the person who mowed the lawn, specifies that he is the narrator's next door neighbour, and indicates that the action took place yesterday.

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  • 4. 

    Joyce where are we going for your birthday?

  • 5. 

    Our new address is 25 Maple Lane Mississauga Ontario L5L 2Y3.

    The given statement provides the correct format for the new address, including the street name, city, province, and postal code. It follows the standard format of including commas to separate the different elements of the address.

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  • 6. 

    By the end of the day we will have finished all the painting.

    This sentence suggests that by the end of the day, all the painting work will be completed. The use of "we will have finished" indicates that the painting will be completely done by that time. The phrase "all the painting" emphasizes that all the painting tasks will be finished, leaving no unfinished work.

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  • 7. 

    The tomato believe it or not is actually a fruit.

    This statement is correct because botanically, a fruit is defined as the mature ovary of a flowering plant, typically containing seeds. Although tomatoes are commonly referred to as vegetables in culinary contexts, they are actually considered fruits because they develop from the ovary of a flower and contain seeds. Despite the common misconception, the scientific classification of a tomato as a fruit is based on its botanical characteristics.

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  • 8. 

    The roof was old and leaky and it needed to be fixed.

    The given sentence is a complete and grammatically correct sentence. It states that the roof is old and leaky, and as a result, it needs to be fixed. The conjunction "and" is used to connect the two independent clauses in the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    He doesn't usually eat dessert; however he loves apple pie with cheese.

    The correct answer is a repetition of the given sentence. It correctly uses a semicolon to separate the two independent clauses, and a comma after the word "however" to indicate a contrast between the two clauses. The sentence structure and punctuation are accurate, making it the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    He is a stubborn mean difficult landlord.

    The correct answer is "He is a stubborn, mean, difficult landlord" because the sentence describes the landlord using three negative adjectives: stubborn, mean, and difficult. The commas separate the adjectives, indicating that they are all describing the same noun, the landlord.

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