Punctuation Test: Semicolons, Colons And Commas!

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Punctuation Test: Semicolons, Colons And Commas!

A punctuation quiz to help you revise semicolons, colons, and commas. Punctuation is a really important part of writing in English and can change the whole point of the writing if didn't use at the right place. So, it's better to keep your concepts clear then screwing up a paragraph or essay. Take this quiz and test your knowledge, even if you get the answers wrong you can always learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast an apple and a bowl of cereal.

    • B. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast; an apple and a bowl of cereal.

    • C. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast: an apple and a bowl of cereal.

    • D. 

      This is what I ate for breakfast, an apple and a bowl of cereal.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      He knocked several times, no one came to the door.

    • B. 

      He knocked several times; no one came to the door.

    • C. 

      He knocked several times: no one came to the door.

    • D. 

      He knocked several times no one came to the door.

  • 3. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      My sister loves mysteries; my brother likes comics.

    • B. 

      My sister loves mysteries, my brother likes comics.

    • C. 

      My sister loves mysteries my brother likes comics.

    • D. 

      My sister loves mysteries: my brother likes comics.

  • 4. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket bananas bread milk and biscuits.

    • B. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket: bananas bread milk and biscuits.

    • C. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket; bananas, bread, milk and biscuits.

    • D. 

      Here is what you need to get at the supermarket: bananas, bread, milk and biscuits.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The window was open I looked out over the empty fields.

    • B. 

      The window was open, I looked out over the empty fields.

    • C. 

      The window was open: I looked out over the empty fields.

    • D. 

      The window was open; I looked out over the empty fields.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Top Gear has three presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

    • B. 

      Top Gear has three presenters: Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

    • C. 

      Top Gear has three presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

    • D. 

      Top Gear has three presenters; Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

  • 7. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings; bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

    • B. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings: bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

    • C. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

    • D. 

      The dessert trolley featured several kinds of puddings, bread and butter pudding, crumble and sticky toffee pudding.

  • 8. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird, my friend read Of Mice and Men.

    • B. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird; my friend read Of Mice and Men

    • C. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird: my friend read Of Mice and Men

    • D. 

      I read To Kill A Mockingbird my friend read Of Mice and Men

  • 9. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      The loudspeaker crackled: "The 5:30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

    • B. 

      The loudspeaker crackled "The 5:30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

    • C. 

      The loudspeaker crackled, "The 5,30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

    • D. 

      The loudspeaker crackled; "The 5:30 p.m. flight to New York is now boarding."

  • 10. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Mankind has only one thing left: hope.

    • B. 

      Mankind has only one thing left; hope.

    • C. 

      Mankind has only one thing left, hope.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner; the moon rose.

    • B. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner. The moon rose.

    • C. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner, the moon rose.

    • D. 

      While we were walking the dog after dinner; then, the moon rose.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Swinging the door open quietly the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

    • B. 

      Swinging the door open quietly, the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked; to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

    • C. 

      Swinging the door open quietly; the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

    • D. 

      Swinging the door open quietly, the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the television set.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      If you don't understand, please save your questions for the end of the presentation.

    • B. 

      Please save your questions for the end of the presentation. If you don't understand.

    • C. 

      Please save your questions for the end of the presentation; if you don't understand.

    • D. 

      If you don't understand; please save your questions for the end of the presentation.

  • 14. 
    Choose the correct answer. 
    • A. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball; his brother excels at football.

    • B. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball and his brother excels at football.

    • C. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball his brother excels at football.

    • D. 

      Jack's best sport is basketball, his brother excels at football.

  • 15. 
    Choose the correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      Kiran had a bad cold, consequently, she won't be able to play in the game tonight.

    • B. 

      Kiran had a bad cold consequently she won't be able to play in the game tonight.

    • C. 

      Kiran had a bad cold; consequently, she won't be able to play in the game tonight.

    • D. 

      Kiran had a bad cold and consequently, she won't be able to play in the game tonight.