Punctuation I

Post Test

 

Read the numbered sentences carefully. Decide if there are punctuations errors and if so, choose among the letter choices for the correct way to punctuate the sentence. If you find there is no error, choose the letter choice "no error."

1. How wonderful it was to have Sam at the party because everyone missed him?
A. How wonderful it was to have Sam at the party because everyone missed him.
B. How wonderful it was to have Sam at the party because everyone missed him.
C. How wonderful it was to have Sam at the party; because everyone missed him.
D. No error


2. "Don't! fall off the porch!"
A. "Don't fall off the porch!"
B. "Don't fall off the porch?"
C. "Don't fall; off the porch!"
D. No error

3. March 28th is her birthday, and she is having a party.
A. March 28th is her birthday and she is having a party.
B. March 28th is her birthday; and she is having a party.
C. March 28th is her birthday! and she is having a party.
D. No error

4. Dear Mr. Stevens It has come to my attention that your company is not recycling.
A. Dear Mr. Stevens, It has come to my attention that your company is not recycling.
B. Dear Mr. Stevens; It has come to my attention that your company is not recycling.
C. Dear Mr. Stevens: It has come to my attention that your company is not recycling.
D. No error


5. Austin is the capital of Texas; Tallahassee, is the capital of Florida.
A. Austin, is the capital of Texas; Tallahassee, is the capital of Florida.
B. Austin, is the capital of Texas; Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.
C. Austin is the capital of Texas; Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.
D. No error

6. Sally heard the songs by her favorite artists, George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Toby Keith.
A. Sally heard the songs by her favorite artists; George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Toby Keith.
B. Sally heard the songs by her favorite artists: George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Toby Keith.
C. Sally heard the songs by her favorite artists George Strait Tim McGraw and Toby Keith.
D. No error

7. Sure, Hellen, knows which songs to sing for the party?
A. Sure Hellen knows which songs to sing for the party?
B. Sure Hellen knows, which songs to sing for the party?
C. Sure Hellen knows; which songs to sing for the party?
D. No error


8. Delia always seems to laugh at the wrong times!
A. Delia, always seems to laugh at the wrong times?
B. Delia always seems to laugh, at the wrong times.
C. Delia, always seems to laugh at the wrong times!
D. No error


9. "Please bring me the book Elvira"
A. "Please bring me the book Elvira?"
B. "Please bring me the book; Elvira!"
C. "Please bring me the book Elvira."
D. No error


10. "Don't drop, the cake on the floor."
A. "Don't drop the cake, on the floor."
B. "Don't drop: the cake on the floor."
C. "Don't drop the cake on the floor!"
D. No error

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