Punctuation II

Pre 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. Because of the weather we couldn't go to the swimming pool like we had planned.
A. Because of the weather we couldn't go to the swimming pool, like we had planned.
B. Because of the weather, we couldn't go to the swimming pool, like we had planned.
C. Because of the weather we couldn't go, to the swimming pool like we had planned.
D. No error

2. Destiny had, to pass all of her classes so she could go to the N SYNC concert.

A. Destiny had to pass all of her classes, so she could go to the N SYNC concert.
B. Destiny had to pass all of her classes so she could go to the N SYNC concert.
C. Destiny had to pass all of her classes; so she could go to the N SYNC concert.
D. No error

3. The curious playful puppy was growling and pulling on the sock that was stuck under the bed.
A. The curious, playful puppy was growling and pulling on the sock that was stuck under the bed.
B. The curious playful puppy was growling, and pulling on the sock that was stuck under the bed.
C. The curious playful puppy was growling and pulling on the sock that was stuck, under the bed.
D. No error

4. The sneaky, sly fox began to chase the silly, little rabbit through the woods.
A. The sneaky sly fox began to chase the silly, little rabbit through the woods.
B. The sneaky sly, fox began to chase the silly little rabbit through the woods.
C. The sneaky, sly fox began to chase the silly little rabbit through the woods.
D. No error

5. The computer program was left off one computer and, it was put on the other computer twice.
A. The computer program was left off one computer, and it was put on the other computer twice.
B. The computer program was left off one computer; and it was put on the other computer twice.
C. The computer program was left off one computer, and it was put on the other computer twice.
D. No error

6. He had to wash the car; mow the lawn, and clean his room before he could go to the party.
A. He had to wash the car, mow the lawn, and clean his room, before he could go to the party.
B. He had to wash the car mow the lawn, and clean his room before he could go to the party.
C. He had to wash the car, mow the lawn, and, clean his room before he could go to the party.
D. No error

7. Dancing across the room, she slipped on the water that was on the floor.
A. Dancing across the room she slipped, on the water that was on the floor.
B. Dancing, across the room she slipped on the water that was on the floor.
C. Dancing across the room, she slipped; on the water that was on the floor.
D. No error

8. The desks that were made of wood began to crumble because the termites had eaten them.
A. The desks that were made of wood began to crumble because, the termites had eaten them.
B. The desks that were made of wood began to crumble, because the termites had eaten them.
C. The desks that were made of wood began to crumble; because, the termites had eaten them.
D. No error

9. After, the play they went out to dinner.
A. After the play they went out to dinner.
B. After the play, they went out to dinner.
C. After the play, they went, out to dinner.
D. No error

10. The computer that sat on the table had lots of memory in it, but we still need a newer computer.
A. The computer that sat on the table had lots of memory in it; but we still need a newer computer.
B. The computer that sat on the table had lots of memory in it, but, we still need a newer computer.
C. The computer that sat on the table had lots of memory in it but, we still need a newer computer.
D. No error

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