Punctuation Check

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

Review understanding of punctuation rules, specifically comma, semicolon and colon, fused, fragments, and comma splices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I  plan to attend college, because I know my income will be higher if I have a degree.
    • A. 

      This sentence is correct as it is

    • B. 

      This sentence should not have a comma because dependendent clauses at the end of the sentence do not have commas before them.

    • C. 

      This sentence should have a comma after the word "higher" because the last part is a dependent clause.

  • 2. 
    After careful consideration of the matter at hand; I found the easiest way to solve the problem was simply to apologize for my thoughtless comments.
    • A. 

      The semicolon should be removed

    • B. 

      The sentence is correct as it is.

    • C. 

      A comma should replace the semicolon.

    • D. 

      A period should replace the semicoln.

  • 3. 
    In a most revealing statement, the protagonist declares "I will never leave you.  Never!" (243).
    • A. 

      A colon should be inserted after the word "declares"

    • B. 

      A comma should be inserted after the word "declares"

    • C. 

      The sentence is correct as it is

    • D. 

      The comma after the word "statement" should be removed.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      This sentence has a comma splice in it.

    • B. 

      This sentence is correct as it is.

    • C. 

      This sentence has a dependent clause in it.

    • D. 

      This sentence has one independent clause in it.

  • 5. 
    Bill was insecure about his relationship with Mary.  Although he did not recognize it nor would he ever admit it even to himself.
    • A. 

      The pronoun "it" is too vague.

    • B. 

      These two sentences are correct as they are.

    • C. 

      One of these sentences is a fragment.

    • D. 

      A comma is needed after "recognize it"