Conventions Quiz Focusing On Punctuation And Capitalization

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Conventions quiz focusing on punctuation and capitalization


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  • 1. 

    Which sentence is written correctly?

    • A.

      Some ways to raise your grades are: attend Homework Club, bring your work home, or get a tutor to help you.

    • B.

      We need to: buy eggs, milk, and cheese at the store.

    • C.

      Please bring paper; pencils; and highlighters to class.

    Correct Answer
    A. Some ways to raise your grades are: attend Homework Club, bring your work home, or get a tutor to help you.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Some ways to raise your grades are: attend Homework Club, bring your work home, or get a tutor to help you" is written correctly because it uses parallel structure. The three options for raising grades (attend Homework Club, bring your work home, or get a tutor) are presented in a consistent and balanced manner.

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  • 2. 

    Which sentence is written correctly?

    • A.

      In addition be kind to others.

    • B.

      First of all, you should never act like a bully.

    • C.

      Finally; make new friends.

    Correct Answer
    B. First of all, you should never act like a bully.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "First of all, you should never act like a bully." This sentence is written correctly because it follows the proper structure of a sentence. It begins with an introductory phrase ("First of all"), followed by a subject ("you"), a verb ("should"), and an object ("act like a bully"). The sentence is clear and grammatically sound.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence is written correctly?

    • A.

      Cell phones should be off; during class.

    • B.

      Turn your phone off; you shouldn’t be expecting a call during class.

    • C.

      If your phone rings; it will be confiscated.

    Correct Answer
    B. Turn your phone off; you shouldn’t be expecting a call during class.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Turn your phone off; you shouldn’t be expecting a call during class." is written correctly. It is grammatically correct and conveys a clear message. The use of a semicolon correctly separates the two related independent clauses, and the sentence structure is appropriate.

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  • 4. 

    Which sentence is written correctly?

    • A.

      I was born on January 10, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • B.

      My parents were married on October 31, 1975 in Provo, Utah.

    • C.

      My favorite trip was on February 14, 2008, to San Diego, California.

    Correct Answer
    C. My favorite trip was on February 14, 2008, to San Diego, California.
    Explanation
    The sentence "My favorite trip was on February 14, 2008, to San Diego, California." is written correctly. It follows the standard format of including the month, day, and year in the correct order, and it also includes the specific location of the trip.

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence is written correctly?

    • A.

      Turn West to get to north Las Vegas.

    • B.

      We live on the North side of town.

    • C.

      We drove east for three days to get to South Virginia.

    Correct Answer
    C. We drove east for three days to get to South Virginia.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We drove east for three days to get to South Virginia." This sentence is written correctly because it follows the proper capitalization rules by capitalizing the first word of the sentence, "We," and the proper noun "South Virginia." Additionally, it uses the correct direction, "east," and includes the appropriate preposition, "to," to indicate the destination.

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