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Punctuation & Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

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

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

Question 4 4. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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

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Question 6 6.

Correct the following run-on sentence:


Kyra and Melissa baked cookies they ate all of them.

Question 7 7.

What is missing in the following sentence?


What did Nancy eat for lunch

Question 8 8.

What needs to be changed to make the following a complete sentence?


Singing outside my window.

Question 9 9.

What is the simple subject of the following sentence?


The fluttery white dress fit Jessi perfectly.

Question 10 10.

What is the complete predicate of the following sentence?


Martin and Jeffrey ran through the hallway screaming.

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Question 11 11.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

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

Question 13 13.

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 14 14.

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 15 15.

Which of these describes the problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 18 18. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 19 19. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 20 20.

Why is the word 'who' important to the following dependent clause?

''The man who had it all eventually lost everything.''

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 22 22. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 23 23. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 24 24. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 25 25. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences does NOT use a hyphen correctly?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. When would you use brackets in your writing?

Question 29 29. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

Punctuation & Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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