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Punctuation in 9th Grade Writing: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

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

Question 2 2. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 3 3.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 4 4.

Which of the choices is an INCORRECT way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 5 5.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 9 9. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 10 10. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

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

Question 14 14. A dependent clause...

Question 15 15. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 17 17. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 18 18.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 20 20. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

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

Question 23 23. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 24 24.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

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

Punctuation in 9th Grade Writing: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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