Punctuation I

Pretest


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. It was a great day to plan the spring party because everyone was at the meeting.
A. It was a great day to plan, the spring party because everyone was at the meeting.
B. It was a great day to plan the spring party because: everyone was at the meeting.
C. It was a great day to plan the spring party because everyone, was at the meeting.
D. No error

2. "Don't go near the water during the storm" she yelled.
A. "Don't go near the water during the storm!" she yelled.
B. "Don't go near the water during the storm," she yelled.
C. "Don't go near the water during the storm," she yelled!
D. No error

3. Please don't let Julie see her Christmas gift before December 14.
A. Please don't let Julie see, her Christmas gift before December 14.
B. Please don't, let Julie see her Christmas gift before December 14?
C. Please don't let Julie; see her Christmas gift before December 14
D. No error

4. Dear Allison Don't forget to write me a letter.
A. Dear Allison; Don't forget to write me a letter.
B. Dear Allison: Don't forget to write me a letter!
C. Dear Allison, Don't forget to write me a letter.
D. No error

5. There are many cities: on the way from Texas to Florida.
A. There are many cities: on the way from Texas to Florida.
B. There are many cities, on the way from Texas to Florida.
C. There are many cities on the way from Texas to Florida.
D. No error

6. Tillie could you come over today!
A. Tillie, could you come over today?
B. Tillie; could you come over today?
C. Tillie, could you come over today!
D. No error

7. There wasn't a bit of food, left for Jose when he came home.
A. There wasn't a bit of food: left for Jose when he came home.
B. There wasn't a bit of food left for Jose: when he came home.
C. There wasn't a bit of food left for Jose when he came home.
D. No error

8. He seems to miss, the point every time!
A. He seems to miss the point every time!
B. He seems to, miss the point every time.
C. He seems to miss the point, every time!
D. No error

9. Doesn't anyone think that the theatre should, show new movies every week.
A. Doesn't anyone think that the theatre should show new movies every week?
B. Doesn't anyone think that the theatre should show new movies every week!
C. Doesn't anyone think that the theatre should show new movies: every week.
D. No error

10. At the end of her letter she wrote, Love Always, Cellie.
A. At the end of her letter she wrote: Love Always, Cellie.
B. At the end of her letter, she wrote: Love Always; Cellie.
C. At the end of her letter, she wrote Love Always Cellie.
D. No error

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