Grammar And Punctuation Diagnostic For Community College Students

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Grammar And Punctuation Diagnostic For Community College Students

This 20-question quiz will help to identify areas of grammar and punctuation that community college students may need to review.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Driving too quickly the car left the road and hit a tree.

    • C. 

      Driving too quickly, the car left the road, and hit a tree.

    • D. 

      Because the driver was speeding, the car left the road and hit a tree

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Every job seeker should prepare an error-free resume, have good references, and be on time for employment interviews.

    • C. 

      Every job seeker should have an error-free resume, needs good references, and be on time for employment interview.

    • D. 

      Every job seeker should have an error-free resume, good referenes, and be punctual.

  • 3. 
    The library's main entrance is blocked by scaffolding, however the side door is open.
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The library's main entrance is blocked by scaffolding, however, the side door is open .

    • C. 

      The library's main entrance is blocked by scaffolding; however, the side door is open.

    • D. 

      The .library's main entrance is blocked by scaffolding however; the side door is open.

  • 4. 
    The cafeteria was in an uproar because every student was overcharged for their lunch
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The uproar in the cafeteria was because every student was overcharged for their lunch.

    • C. 

      The cafeteria was in an uproar because students were overcharged for their lunches.

    • D. 

      The cafeteria was in an uproar because students were overcharged for his or her lunches.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      In addition to textbooks, the bookstore sells; copy paper, printer ink, and paper clips.

    • C. 

      In addition to textbooks, the bookstore sells copy paper, printer ink, and paper clips.

    • D. 

      In addition to textbooks the bookstore sells copy paper; printer ink; and paper clips.

  • 6. 
    Do to the popularity of smart phones, some retailers have to many basic phones left on there shelves.
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Due to the popularity of smart phones, some retailers have too many basic phones left on their shelves.

    • C. 

      Due to the popularity of smart phones, some retailers have to many basic phones left on their shelf.

    • D. 

      Do to the popularity of smart phones some retailers have too many basic phones left on the shelf.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      People who are going to the picnic should wear their most comfortable shoes.

    • C. 

      Everyone who are going to the picnic should wear his or her most comfortable shoes

    • D. 

      Everyone, who is going to the picnic, should wear shoes.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      None, of the neighbors, were home when the delivery truck arrived.

    • C. 

      None of the neighbors was home when the delivery truck arrived..

    • D. 

      None of the neighbors were home, when the delivery truck arrived.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The architects spent more than a week studying the property, they designed a perfect building for the site.

    • C. 

      The architects spent more then a weak studying the property; they designed a perfect building for the sight..

    • D. 

      The architects spent more than a week studying the property; they designed a perfect building for the site..

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The babies' rattle fell on the floor. So her mother rinsed it off.

    • C. 

      The baby's rattle fell on the floor, so her mother rinsed it off.

    • D. 

      The babie's rattle fell on the floor; so her mother rinsed it off.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The container of toxic chemicals is on the top shelf.

    • C. 

      The top shelf is where the toxic chemical's container is.

    • D. 

      The container of toxic chemical's is on the top shelf,

  • 12. 
    Muttering to himself, the disoriented man wandered through the mall for hours before anyone stopped him. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The disoriented, muttering, wandering man stopped the mall for hours before anyone threw him.

    • C. 

      The disoriented man wandered through the muttering mall for hours, before anyone stopped him.

    • D. 

      Muttering to himself, the mall is where the disoriented man wandered for hours before anyone stopped him.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The Statue of Liberty was visible across the chilly water that peered through the fog,

    • C. 

      Peering through the fog, the chilly water was visible across the Statue of Liberty.

    • D. 

      People who peered through the fog could see the Statue of Liberty across the chilly water.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Some people spend their free time watching old movies on television, and reading about celebtrities, and check their text messages.

    • C. 

      Some people spend their free time watching old movies on television, reading about celebrities, and checking their text messages.

    • D. 

      Some people spending their free time watching old movies on television, reading about celebrities, and checking there text messages.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Before I was hired, I was interviewed by George Madison, Director of Marketing, Marsha McKenzie, Vice President of Human Resources, and Darian Dominguez, Assistant Director of Product Development.

    • C. 

      Before I was hired, I was interviewed by George Madison, Director of Marketing; Marsha McKenzie, Vice President of Human Resources; and Darian Dominguez, Assistant Director of Product Development.

    • D. 

      Before I was hired, I was interviewed by George Madison Director of Marketing; Marsha McKenzie Vice President of Human Resources; and Darian Dominguez Assistant Director of Product Development.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The access road is being repaired so travelers, that drive to the airport, should allow extra time.

    • C. 

      The access road is being repaired; so, traveler's that drive to the airport should allow extra time.

    • D. 

      The access road is being repaired, so travelers who drive to the airport should allow extra time.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Everyone is being asked to work at least one weekend a month; the alternative is to take a pay cut.

    • C. 

      Everyone is being asked to work at least one weekend a month the alternative is to take a pay cut.

    • D. 

      Everyone is being asked to work. At least one weekend a month, the alternative is to take a pay cut.

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Nurses, who complete 20 hours of voluntary, community, service, may wear a Helping Hands pun on her or her uniform.

    • C. 

      Every nurse who completes 20 hours of voluntary community service may wear a Helping Hands pin on his or her uniform.

    • D. 

      Nurses who complete 20 hours of voluntary community service in his or her uniform may wear a Helping Hands pin.

  • 19. 
    Every successful job candidate needs three qualities, patience, persistence, and perseverence.
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      Every successful job candidate needs three qualities: patience, persistence, and perseverence.

    • C. 

      Every successful job candidate needs three qualities; patience, persistence, and perseverence.

    • D. 

      Every successful job candidate need three qualities patience, persistence, and perseverence.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      No change.

    • B. 

      The food was bad, the band was good.

    • C. 

      The food was poorly prepared, but the band played very well..