Commas Short Quiz: Rectify The Error! Punctuation Test

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Commas Short Quiz: Rectify The Error! Punctuation Test - Quiz

In the punctuation test below, you are expected to rectify the error in the sentences as a way of seeing if you know how to use commas. Do you think that you can tackle it? Give it a shot and get to find out for sure. Remember to keep an eye out for others like it that will improve your skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I have a pet dog cat bird and fish.

    • A.

      I have a pet dog cat bird and fish.

    • B.

      I have, a pet dog cat bird, and fish

    • C.

      I have a pet, dog, cat, bird, and, fish.

    • D.

      I have a pet dog, cat, bird, and fish.

    Correct Answer
    D. I have a pet dog, cat, bird, and fish.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I have a pet dog, cat, bird, and fish." This is the correct answer because it correctly lists all the pets the person has, including a dog, cat, bird, and fish. The other options either have incorrect punctuation or do not list all the pets.

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  • 2. 

    I admit I did not study for the test.  Correspondingly I failed.

    • A.

      I admit, I did not study for the test. Correspondingly, I failed.

    • B.

      I admit I did not study, for the test. Correspondingly I failed.

    • C.

      I admit, I did not study for the test, correspondingly, I failed.

    • D.

      I admit I, did not study for the test correspondingly, I failed.

    Correct Answer
    A. I admit, I did not study for the test. Correspondingly, I failed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I admit, I did not study for the test. Correspondingly, I failed." This answer is correct because it follows the rules of punctuation and grammar. Each sentence is properly separated by a period and capitalized. The word "Correspondingly" is used correctly to show the cause and effect relationship between not studying and failing the test.

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  • 3. 

    My mom enjoys bird-watching but I prefer skeet shooting.

    • A.

      My mom enjoys bird-watching, but I prefer skeet shooting.

    • B.

      My mom, enjoys bird-watching, but I, prefer skeet shooting

    • C.

      My mom enjoys bird-watching but, I, prefer skeet shooting.

    • D.

      My mom enjoys bird-watching, but, I prefer skeet shooting.

    Correct Answer
    A. My mom enjoys bird-watching, but I prefer skeet shooting.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My mom enjoys bird-watching, but I prefer skeet shooting." This sentence is grammatically correct and effectively conveys the contrast between the speaker's mother's hobby and the speaker's preference for a different activity.

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  • 4. 

    At first I thought it was going to rain but then the sun came out.

    • A.

      At first, I thought it was going to rain, but then the sun came out

    • B.

      At first, I thought, it was going to rain but then the sun, came out.

    • C.

      At first I thought it was going to rain, but, then, the sun came out.

    • D.

      At first, I thought it was going to rain but then the sun came out.

    Correct Answer
    A. At first, I thought it was going to rain, but then the sun came out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "At first, I thought it was going to rain, but then the sun came out." This answer is correct because it follows the correct punctuation and capitalization rules. Each sentence is properly separated by a comma, and the first word of each sentence is capitalized.

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  • 5. 

    Jeff Emily Erin and Amy are all invited to my birthday party.  Frank you're not.

    • A.

      Jeff, Emily, Erin, and Amy are all invited to my birthday party. Frank, you're not.

    • B.

      Jeff, Emily, Erin, and Amy are all invited, to my birthday party. Frank you're not.

    • C.

      Jeff, Emily, Erin, and Amy are all invited to my birthday party, Frank, you're not.

    • D.

      Jeff Emily Erin and Amy are all invited to my birthday party. Frank you're not.

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeff, Emily, Erin, and Amy are all invited to my birthday party. Frank, you're not.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jeff, Emily, Erin, and Amy are all invited to my birthday party. Frank, you're not." This answer accurately conveys the information that Jeff, Emily, Erin, and Amy are invited to the party, while Frank is not invited.

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  • 6. 

    Baxter my energetic puppy is getting on my nerves

    • A.

      Baxter, my energetic puppy, is getting on my nerves

    • B.

      Baxter, my energetic, puppy, is getting on my nerves.

    • C.

      Baxter my energetic puppy, is getting on my nerves.

    • D.

      Baxter my energetic puppy is getting on my nerves

    Correct Answer
    A. Baxter, my energetic puppy, is getting on my nerves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Baxter, my energetic puppy, is getting on my nerves." This is the correct answer because it correctly uses commas to set off the phrase "my energetic puppy" as a nonessential element in the sentence. The phrase adds additional information about Baxter but can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    I was extremely embarrassed when my dad yelled "Who let the dogs out!?" in front of Debbie Amanda and Meghan.

    • A.

      I was extremely embarrassed when my dad yelled, "Who let the dogs out!?" in front of Debbie, Amanda, and Meghan.

    • B.

      I, was extremely embarrassed, when my dad yelled, "Who let the dogs out?!" in front of Debbie Amanda and Meghan.

    • C.

      I was extremely embarrassed, when my dad, yelled, "Who let the dogs out!?" in front of Debbie, Amanda, and Meghan.

    • D.

      I was extremely embarrassed when my dad yelled "Who let the dogs out?!" in front of Debbie, Amanda, and Meghan

    Correct Answer
    A. I was extremely embarrassed when my dad yelled, "Who let the dogs out!?" in front of Debbie, Amanda, and Meghan.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the one that uses correct punctuation and capitalization. In this case, the answer is "I was extremely embarrassed when my dad yelled, 'Who let the dogs out!?' in front of Debbie, Amanda, and Meghan." This answer correctly uses commas to separate the names and quotation marks to indicate direct speech. It also uses proper capitalization for the names and the first letter of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    I missed my bus and lost my umbrella.

    • A.

      I missed my bus and lost my umbrella.

    • B.

      I missed my bus, and lost my umbrella.

    • C.

      I, missed my bus, and lost my umbrella

    • D.

      I missed my bus, and lost, my umbrella.

    Correct Answer
    A. I missed my bus and lost my umbrella.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I missed my bus and lost my umbrella." This answer is correct because it follows the correct sentence structure and punctuation. The subject "I" is followed by the verb "missed" and then the conjunction "and" is used to connect the two independent clauses "I missed my bus" and "lost my umbrella." The sentence is written in a clear and concise manner without any unnecessary commas or breaks.

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  • 9. 

    The BLT is my favorite sandwich: bacon lettuce and tomato.

    • A.

      The BLT is my favorite sandwich: bacon lettuce and tomato.

    • B.

      The BLT is my favorite sandwich: bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

    • C.

      The BLT is my favorite sandwich, bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

    • D.

      The BLT is my favorite sandwich bacon lettuce and tomato.

    Correct Answer
    B. The BLT is my favorite sandwich: bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The BLT is my favorite sandwich: bacon, lettuce, and tomato." This is the correct answer because it uses correct punctuation to separate the ingredients in the sandwich. The comma after "bacon" and "lettuce" helps to clearly indicate that these are separate ingredients in the sandwich.

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  • 10. 

    With Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol I think the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year.

    • A.

      With Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol I think the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year.

    • B.

      With Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol, I think the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year.

    • C.

      With Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol I think the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year.

    • D.

      With Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol, I think the Lakers, will win the NBA finals this year.

    Correct Answer
    B. With Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol, I think the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "With Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol, I think the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year." The answer correctly includes the names of the players (Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol) and uses proper punctuation to separate the names with commas. It also correctly states the belief that the Lakers will win the NBA finals this year.

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