ACT English - Punctuation: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 2 2.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Mark's grocery list - cheese, bread, wine, olives, and figs, reflected his dinner plans for the evening.

Question 3 3.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

After a 2-week wilderness trip, the girls' were excited to finally wash their hair with real shampoo.

Question 4 4. Wendy owns a Honda Accord and a Chevrolet Volt. These vehicles are _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 7 7. Three sisters share ownership of a bakery. The business is _____ bakery.

Question 8 8.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

She was not nice she did not share her Twinkie with me.

Question 9 9.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

I went during office hours to ask the teacher about Monday's lecture I was confused about the relationship between the Marian reforms and the fall of the Republic but he wasn't there.

Question 10 10.

Alastair took the long way around: he had plenty of time and wanted to enjoy the scenery.

Which of the following would NOT be an appropriate way to deal with this sentence?

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Question 11 11.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Eager to get started, the students paid close attention to they're teacher's instructions.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 13 13. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 14 14. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Question 15 15.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

We had been confidently expecting the antibiotic to work, so its ineffectiveness was shocking.

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Question 16 16. Reaching for his cape and mask the superhero headed out to save the day.

Question 17 17.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 18 18. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 19 19.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

I was halfway through my grocery shopping when I got a text from my mom: she wanted me to pick up some extra salsa.

Question 20 20.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

My new superweapon can fire bullets made of plasma dry ice and pure titanium

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 22 22.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Marcie can't play soccer today, she sprained her ankle last week in a skating accident.

Question 23 23. Let me know if _____ inviting more people to _____ party.

Question 24 24.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

I hadn't touched the stove, it was Andrew's fault!

Question 25 25. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 26 26. After saving us from the villain's lair, the superhero left to rescue the president.

Question 27 27.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Marcie's power is, invisibility, but she can only become invisible when she drinks the magic potion.

Question 28 28.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

I asked Samantha how she managed to fit so many extracurricular activities into her schedule she was in art club, book club, and marching band, and she explained her system of time management.

Question 29 29. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 30 30. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

ACT English - Punctuation: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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