Grammar And Punctuation Diagnostic For Community College Students

20 Questions
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.

Sample Question

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

No change.

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

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

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

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  • 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..