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Punctuate List, Series And Commas Quiz! Test - Quiz

There is a list of questions with inappropriate order of sentences and comma. You have to identify the right order and series. Correct them by choosing the right option. This is a multiple-choice question format. Punctuate the lists and series correctly. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    We hiked to the top of the mountain over _________________.

    • A.

      Streams, rocks, and, brush.

    • B.

      ,streams rocks and brush.

    • C.

      Streams, rocks, and brush.

    • D.

      Streams rocks and brush.

    Correct Answer
    C. Streams, rocks, and brush.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "streams, rocks, and brush." This answer provides a clear and concise list of the obstacles encountered during the hike to the top of the mountain. It includes all three elements mentioned in the question: streams, rocks, and brush. The use of commas between each item helps to separate and distinguish them effectively.

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  • 2. 

     In English 11 of you are expected to _______________________.

    • A.

      Read think, and write critically.

    • B.

      Read, think, and write critically.

    • C.

      Read think, and, write critically.

    • D.

      Read think and write critically.

    Correct Answer
    B. Read, think, and write critically.
    Explanation
    In English 11, students are expected to read, think, and write critically. This means that they should engage with texts by analyzing and evaluating them, using their critical thinking skills to form their own opinions and interpretations. They should also be able to express their thoughts and ideas effectively through writing. Overall, this answer emphasizes the importance of critical reading, thinking, and writing skills in the English 11 curriculum.

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  • 3. 

    In lacrosse you have to be able _____________________. to run catch and throw with proficiency.

    • A.

      To run, catch and throw with proficiency.

    • B.

      To run, catch, and throw, with proficiency.

    • C.

      To run catch and throw with proficiency.

    • D.

      To run, catch and throw, with proficiency.

    Correct Answer
    A. To run, catch and throw with proficiency.
    Explanation
    Lists or verb phrases in a series can have a comma after the first item or verb only. There can also be commas after the first and second items or verbs.

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  • 4. 

     In the Granite Man triathlon, you are expected _____________________.

    • A.

      To swim for a mile bike for 20 miles and run for five miles.

    • B.

      To swim for a mile, bike for 20 miles, and, run for five miles.

    • C.

      To swim for a mile, bike for 20 miles, and run for five miles.

    • D.

      To swim, for a mile, bike for 20 miles, and run for five miles.

    Correct Answer
    C. To swim for a mile, bike for 20 miles, and run for five miles.
    Explanation
    In the Granite Man triathlon, participants are expected to swim for a mile, bike for 20 miles, and run for five miles.

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  • 5. 

    The _______________ raccoon poked at the hot dog.

    • A.

      Nimble, fat, and furry,

    • B.

      Nimble fat and furry

    • C.

      Nimble fat, and, furry

    • D.

      Nimble, fat and furry

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Nimble fat, and, furry
    D. Nimble, fat and furry
    Explanation
    Again only one comma after the first of three items is fine.

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  • 6. 

    The man's __________________________.

    • A.

      White, cotton shirt was cleaned and starched.

    • B.

      White cotton shirt was cleaned, and starched.

    • C.

      White, cotton shirt was cleaned, and starched.

    • D.

      White cotton shirt was cleaned and starched.

    Correct Answer
    A. White, cotton shirt was cleaned and starched.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "white, cotton shirt was cleaned and starched." This answer is correct because it uses the correct punctuation and capitalization, and it accurately describes the man's shirt as being both white and made of cotton. It also correctly states that the shirt was both cleaned and starched.

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  • 7. 

    The conference was hosted by a ____________________.

    • A.

      Brilliant, handsome, scholar.

    • B.

      Brilliant handsome, scholar.

    • C.

      Brilliant handsome scholar.

    • D.

      Brilliant, handsome scholar.

    Correct Answer
    D. Brilliant, handsome scholar.
    Explanation
    Two adjectives in a a row require a comma between them.

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  • 8. 

     I am unable to comprehend ____________________.

    • A.

      Why Ahab would want to kill the whale, why Ishmael celebrates the whale, and why Melville wrote such a long novel.

    • B.

      Why Ahab, would want to kill the whale, why Ishmael, celebrates the whale, and, why Melville, wrote such a long novel.

    • C.

      Why Ahab would want to kill the whale, why Ishmael celebrates the whale, and, why Melville wrote such a long novel.

    • D.

      Why Ahab would want to kill the whale why Ishmael celebrates the whale and why Melville wrote such a long novel.

    Correct Answer
    A. Why Ahab would want to kill the whale, why Ishmael celebrates the whale, and why Melville wrote such a long novel.
  • 9. 

    The _____________________________.

    • A.

      Swift, muddy river left its banks ran through our basement, and transported fish into our back yard.

    • B.

      Swift muddy river left its banks ran through our basement and transported fish into our back yard.

    • C.

      Swift, muddy, river left its banks, ran through our basement and transported fish into our back yard.

    • D.

      Swift, muddy river left its banks, ran through our basement, and transported fish into our back yard.

    Correct Answer
    D. Swift, muddy river left its banks, ran through our basement, and transported fish into our back yard.
    Explanation
    Two adjectives in a row=one comma: swift, muddy river. Verb phrase of three can have two commas: left its banks, ran through our basement, and transported fish into our back yard.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these sentences uses commas correctly?

    • A.

      The war is finally over and, all of the troops will be coming home.

    • B.

      The war is finally over, and all of the troops will be coming home.

    • C.

      The war is finally over and all of the troops will be coming home.

    • D.

      The war is finally over and all of the troops will be coming, home.

    Correct Answer
    B. The war is finally over, and all of the troops will be coming home.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The war is finally over, and all of the troops will be coming home." This sentence uses commas correctly by placing a comma before the coordinating conjunction "and" to separate two independent clauses. The comma indicates a pause and helps to clarify the sentence structure, making it easier to read and understand.

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