Using Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks


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Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

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

2. When would you use brackets in your writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to make your work as readable as possible, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of hyphens, brackets, ellipses and quotation marks. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the purpose of punctuation, as well as knowing how to identify a sentence which does not use a hyphen properly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Purpose of punctuation
  • A hyphenation problem
  • Brackets function
  • A quotation mark error
  • Function of ellipses

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the function of brackets and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve punctuation problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related punctuation lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to really get your ideas across using correct punctuation, review the corresponding lesson, Hyphens, Brackets, Ellipses & Quotation Marks. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what punctuation is
  • Describe the importance of punctuation in writing
  • Identify the four types of common punctuation
  • Explain how to properly use each type of punctuation
  • Appreciate when to insert brackets into your text