Common Comma Errors Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Common comma errors quiz: trivia test! Writing a comma in the wrong way is one step from making a sentence all wrong. Do you know some of the basic rules one should follow when it comes to writing sentences and inputting commas correctly? If you said yes, this basic quiz is a good way to test out how true that is. Do give it a try and see if you can identify the sentences that are correctly written.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a sentence starts out with a subordinating conjunction (aaawwubbis word), prepositional phrase, or participial phrase, and there is no comma after the clause or phrase, what type of error is that?
  • 2. 
    The sentence below is a run-on. I like white chocolate but I hate regular chocolate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The sentence below is a comma splice. I love typing I do it all the time.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which error is contained in the sentence below? We went shopping and we got a lot of clothes.
    • A. 

      Fused Sentence

    • B. 

      Run-On

    • C. 

      Comma Splice

    • D. 

      Introductory Element Error

    • E. 

      Fragment

  • 5. 
    Which error is contained in the sentence below? We went shopping we got a lot of clothes.
    • A. 

      Fused Sentence

    • B. 

      Run-On

    • C. 

      Comma Splice

    • D. 

      Introductory Element Error

    • E. 

      Fragment

  • 6. 
    Which error type is contained in the sentence below? Before I bought the clothes I tried them on.
    • A. 

      Fused Sentence

    • B. 

      Run-On

    • C. 

      Comma Splice

    • D. 

      Introductory Element Error

    • E. 

      Fragment

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

      I went to Mimi's Cafe and I ordered a chicken salad.

    • B. 

      I went to Mimi's Cafe, I ordered a chicken salad.

    • C. 

      I went to Mimi's Cafe, and I ordered a chicken salad.

    • D. 

      I went to Mimi's Cafe I oredered a chicken salad.

  • 8. 
    What are the error types found in the sentences below?  (choose the answer that has the correct order) I went to Mimi's Cafe and I ordered a chicken salad. I went to Mimi's Cafe, I ordered a chicken salad. I went to Mimi's Cafe I ordered a chicken salad.
    • A. 

      Run-on, introductory element error, comma splice

    • B. 

      Run-on, comma splice, fused sentence

    • C. 

      Introductory element error, fragment, fused sentence

  • 9. 
    Which sentence below is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Running around all day long.

    • B. 

      Running around all day long is very tiring.

    • C. 

      Running around all day long being chased by my little brother.

  • 10. 
    Check all the sentences below that are fragments.
    • A. 

      Running around all day long, I cut my leg.

    • B. 

      Jumping rope while humming a song.

    • C. 

      Because we wanted to do it.

    • D. 

      Jumping rope, I felt like I got a good work out.

    • E. 

      Because we made it, I felt releaved.

    • F. 

      While they chased us around the floor.

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