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Punctuation Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 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 following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an interrogation point?

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Question 6 6. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 7 7.

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

For the treasurer, they considered Susan too committed to other activities and Mark (too absent-minded) before finally settling on Jodi.

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences does NOT use a hyphen correctly?

Question 9 9. When would you use brackets in your writing?

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. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. When should you use a colon?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an exclamation mark?

Question 14 14. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

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

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Question 16 16.

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

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 20 20. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

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Question 21 21. Ricardo is adding quoted language from a source to his research paper. He wants to omit part of the sentence he is adding. Which of the following should Ricardo put in place of the omitted words in the quote?

Question 22 22. What is the proper way to contract the possessive form of 'it'?

Question 23 23. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 24 24. How would you express the plural possessive of the word 'child'?

Question 25 25. The question mark can also be called:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following answers use correct punctuation?

Question 27 27. When should you use a semicolon?

Question 28 28. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

Question 29 29. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

Question 30 30. When should you use a comma?

Punctuation Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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