Punctuation in Writing Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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

Question 2 2. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Question 3 3. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

Question 5 5. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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

Question 7 7. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 8 8. When should you avoid using exclamation marks?

Question 9 9.

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

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Question 11 11. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 12 12.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 14 14. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

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Question 16 16.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 18 18.

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

The professor was sweet, if a little too devoted to his cats he often went off on long tangents during lectures about his feline companions past and present.

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

Question 23 23.

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

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

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is NOT true about exclamation marks?

Question 27 27. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 28 28. A dependent clause...

Question 29 29. What are the ways apostrophes are used?

Question 30 30.

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.

Punctuation in Writing Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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