Elements of Punctuation & Grammar Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

Question 2 2. How would you express the plural possessive of the word 'child'?

Question 3 3. Why is capitalization important?

Question 4 4. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 5 5. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

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Question 6 6.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Question 7 7.

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

We asked our professor when he would hand our essays back we'd turned them in a month ago but he didn't seem to remember them at all.

Question 8 8. What is the proper way to contract the possessive form of 'it'?

Question 9 9. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 10 10.

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.

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Question 11 11. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 12 12. When are exclamation marks NOT typically used in a sentence?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

Question 15 15. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 16 16. When should a question mark NOT be used in a sentence?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an instance where we would typically want to use an exclamation point?

Question 19 19.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

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

Question 20 20. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

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Question 21 21. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 23 23. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 24 24. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 25 25. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

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Question 26 26. Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

Question 27 27. When should you avoid using exclamation marks?

Question 28 28.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 29 29. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 30 30. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

Elements of Punctuation & Grammar Chapter Exam Instructions

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