Punctuation II

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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.

A. Around the corner, on the next block is a beautiful house that I would like to own.
B. Around, the corner on the next block is a beautiful house that I would like to own.
C. Around the corner on the next block is a beautiful house, that I would like to own.
D. Around the corner on the next block, is a beautiful house that I would like to own.
E. No error

2.

A. He went to the store, mall and party before coming home at midnight.
B. He went to the store mall, and party before coming home at midnight.
C. He went to the store, mall, and party, before coming home at midnight.
D. He went to the store, mall, and party before coming home at midnight.
E. No error

3.

A. Of course, I would like you to help me, with my math homework.
B. Of course; I would like you to help me with my math homework.
C. Of course, I, would like you to help me with my math homework.
D. Of course, I would like you to help me with my math, homework.
E. No error

4.

A. The paper, that was in the trashcan, was a printed copy of the final for English.
B. The paper, that was in the trashcan was a printed copy of the final for English.
C. The paper that was in the trash, can was a printed copy of the final for English.
D. The paper that was in the trashcan was, a printed copy of the final for English.
E. No error

5.

A. After she finished the book she was going to write a paragraph and give a speech over it.
B. After she finished the book, she was going to write a paragraph and give a speech over it.
C. After, she finished the book she was going to write a paragraph and give a speech over it.
D. After she finished the book she, was going to write a paragraph and give a speech over it.
E. No error

6.

A. The brownish, brackish water wasn't fit to drink so we left it alone.
B. The brownish, brackish, water wasn't fit to drink so we left it alone.
C. The brownish, brackish water, wasn't fit to drink so we left it alone.
D. The, brownish, brackish water wasn't fit to drink, so we left it alone.
E. No error

7.

A. Before, the end of school, she was going to be Homecoming Queen.
B. Before the end of school, she was going to be Homecoming Queen.
C. Before the end of school; she was going to be Homecoming Queen.
D. Before the end of school, she, was going to be Homecoming Queen.
E. No error

8.

A. No, you come, to my house today.
B. No you come, to my house today.
C. No, you come to my house today.
D. No, you come to my, house today.
E. No error

9.

A. Since, her car was broken down it was going to be hard for her to go to the dance.
B. Since her car, was broken down it was going to be hard for her to go to the dance.
C. Since her car was broken down, it was going to be hard for her to go to the dance.
D. Since her car was broken down; it was going to be hard for her to go to the dance.
E. No error

10.

A. There are many things that I will need to bring on my trip to Australia, South America and New Zealand.
B. There are many things that I will need to bring on my trip to Australia, South America, and New Zealand.
C. There are many things that I will need to bring on my trip to Australia South America, and New Zealand.
D. There are many things that I will need to bring on my trip to, Australia, South America, and New Zealand.
E. No error

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