Using Punctuation Conventions to Convey Meaning in Writing


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Which of the following is true about exclamation points?

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1. What should you use to indicate that a phrase in a sentence is largely unimportant, extra information?

2. Which of the following is the best way to combine these two sentences: 'Juan bought a new pair of Nike sneakers at the store today. They are the same kind of shoes LeBron James wears!'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Oxford comma is hotly contested among grammar enthusiasts, but that is only one piece of the punctuation puzzle. This quiz will help you gauge your understanding of using punctuation in written works with questions about the different types of punctuation and what they denote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you determine your understanding of punctuation, including:

  • Using exclamation points
  • Setting apart superfluous information
  • Using single quotes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related punctuation lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the proper names of different punctuation marks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question that requires combining two sentences

Additional Learning

For more on grammar and syntax, review the lesson titled Using Punctuation Conventions to Convey Meaning in Writing. This includes more details, such as:

  • Indicating a pause
  • Ending a sentence
  • Showing humor or sarcasm