What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

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Which of the answers is the most complete definition of punctuation?

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1. When are apostrophes used?

2. When should you use a colon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several different forms of punctuation, and with them come different rules. This quiz tests you on those rules and when it's most appropriate to use these forms of punctuation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This punctuation quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize the definition of punctuation
  • Understand when to use apostrophes
  • Determine when it's most appropriate to use a colon
  • Recall the times to use a semicolon
  • Remember when to use a comma

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from relevant information from the lesson on punctuation rules
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge about when to use certain punctuation
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the rules of different punctuation forms

Additional Learning

If you still want to learn more, the lesson called What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs covers the following objectives:

  • Show multiple ways to use periods
  • Explain when to use question marks
  • Examine exclamation points
  • Provide examples of using quotation marks
  • Explain parentheses
  • Differentiate between when to use em dashes and when to use en dashes
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