Punctuation
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  • Question 1
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 
    answer choices
    She was, as a matter of fact, mainly interested in showing off her vocabulary. 
    She was, as a matter of fact mainly interested in showing off her vocabulary. 
    She was as a matter of fact, mainly interested in showing off her vocabulary. 
    She was as a matter of fact mainly interested in showing off her vocabulary. 
  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 
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    Before reaching the summit, the climbers were forced by a storm to turn back. 
    Before reaching the summit the climbers were forced by a storm to turn back. 
    Before reaching the summit, the climbers were, forced by a storm, to turn back. 
    Before reaching the summit the climbers were, forced by a storm, to turn back. 
  • Question 3
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 
    answer choices
    On Friday, June 4, 2015, I will be on my way to Honolulu, Hawaii. 
    On Friday, June 4, 2015 I will be on my way to Honolulu, Hawaii. 
    On Friday June 4, 2015, I will be on my way to Honolulu, Hawaii. 
    On Friday June 4 2015, I will be on my way to Honolulu, Hawaii. 
  • Question 4
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 
    answer choices
    After discussing the text, we agreed that Somerset Maugham could tell a good story. 
    After discussing the text we agreed that Somerset Maugham could tell a good story. 
    After discussing the text, we agreed that Somerset, Maugham could tell a good story. 
    After discussing the text we agreed that Somerset, Maugham could tell a good story. 
  • Question 5
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 
    answer choices
    Tomorrow, I believe, is the last day to register to vote in the November general election. 
    Tomorrow I believe, is the last day to register to vote in the November general election. 
    Tomorrow I believe is the last day to register to vote in the November general election. 
    Tomorrow, I believe, is the last day to register to vote in the November, general election. 
  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 
    answer choices
    Philip, understanding history increases your understanding of today's world. 
    Philip understanding history increases your understanding of today's world. 
    Philip, understanding history, increases your understanding of today's world. 
    Philip, understanding, history increases your understanding, of today's world. 
  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.
    answer choices
    "When," Jamie asked, "will you return my book?"
    "When," Jamie asked "will you return my book?"
    "When" Jamie asked, "will you return my book?"
    "When" Jamie asked "will you return my book?"
  • Question 8
    300 seconds
    Q. Select the answer choice that correctly uses an ellipsis to omit the underlined words in the sentence. 

    People began investigating the ancient city of Ur, famous for its enormous ziggurat.
    answer choices
    People began investigating the ancient city of Ur. . . .
    People began investigating the ancient city of Ur
    People began investigating the ancient city of Ur. . .
    People began investigating the ancient city of Ur.
  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q. Select the answer choice that correctly uses an ellipsis to omit the underlined words in the sentence. 

    Dinosaurs, killed by an asteroid, became fossils after millions of years.
    answer choices
    Dinosaurs, . . . , became fossils after millions of years. 
    Dinosaurs, . . . became fossils after millions of years. 
    Dinosaurs . . . became fossils after millions of years. 
    Dinosaur became fossils after millions of years. 
  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q. Select the answer choice that correctly uses an ellipsis to omit the underlined words in the sentence. 

    According to Dr. Pandharipande, "Each and every person deserves equal rights."
    answer choices
    According to Dr. Pandharipande, "every person deserves equal rights."
    According to Dr. Pandharipande, ". . . every person deserves equal rights."
    According to Dr. Pandharipande . . . every person deserves equal rights."
    According to Dr. Pandharipande, "[. . .] every person deserves equal rights."
  • Question 11
    300 seconds
    Q. Select the answer choice that correctly uses an ellipsis to omit the underlined words in the sentence. 

    The factory workers, producing tanks for the war effort, worked many hours of overtime. 
    answer choices
    The factory workers . . . worked many hours of overtime. 
    The factory workers worked many hours of overtime. 
    The factory workers, . . . worked many hours of overtime. 
    The factory workers, . . . , worked many hours of overtime. 
  • Question 12
    300 seconds
    Q. Select the answer choice that correctly uses an ellipsis to omit the underlined words in the sentence. 

    We have determined beyond a reasonable doubt that the fire was accidental. 
    answer choices
    We have determined . . . that the fire was accidental.
    We have determined that the fire was accidental. 
    We have determined [. . . ] that the fire was accidental. 
    We have determined. That the fire was accidental.
  • Question 13
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses an ellipsis to show a speaker trailing off?
    answer choices
    "Now where did I put my car keys? I had . . . them just a moment ago."
    ". . . now where did I put my car keys? I had them just a moment ago."
    "Now where did I put my car keys? I had them just a moment ago . . ."
    "Now where . . . did I put my car keys? I had them just a moment ago."
  • Question 14
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses an ellipsis to show a speaker trailing off?
    answer choices
    Alexa said, "I wonder why the sky . . ."
    Alexa said, ". . . I wonder why the sky."
    Alexa said, "I wonder why the . . . sky."
    Alexa said, "I wonder why the . . . why the sky."
  • Question 15
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses an ellipsis to show awkward silence?
    answer choices
    ". . . uh, hello? Is anyone there?" the manager asked. 
    "Uh . . . hello? Is anyone there?" the manager asked.
    "Uh, hello? Is anyone . . . there?" the manager asked.
    "Uh, hello? Is anyone there . . . ?" the manager asked. 
  • Question 16
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses an ellipsis to show stuttering?
    answer choices
    "There are . . . eight planets in the solar system," the lecturer began.
    ". . . there are eight planets in the solar system," the lecturer began. 
    "There are . . . there are eight planets in the solar system," the lecturer began.
    "There are -- there are eight planets in the solar system," the lecturer began. 
  • Question 17
    300 seconds
    Q. Which sentence uses an ellipsis to show a pause?
    answer choices
    ". . . how's your husband, Lee, doing?"
    "How's your husband, Lee, doing . . . ?"
    "How's your . . . husband, Lee, doing?" 
    "How's your husband . . . Lee . . . doing?"
  • Question 18
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
    answer choices
    A clear head, a warm heart, and a willing attitude--these are essential attributes for being successful.
    A clear head, a warm heart, and a willing attitude these are essential attributes for being successful.
    A clear head, a warm heart, and a willing attitude these are essential attributes for-being-successful.
    None are correct
  • Question 19
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
    answer choices
    I'll play--what can I play?
    I'll play what-can-I play?
    I'll play what can I play?
    None are correct.
  • Question 20
    300 seconds
    Q. Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
    answer choices
    Getting to work at eight o'clock every morning--I don't have to remind you how much I hate getting up early--seemed almost more than I cared to undertake.
    Getting to work at eight o'clock every morning I don't have to remind you how much I hate getting up early seemed almost-more-than I cared to undertake.
    Getting to work at eight o'clock every morning I don't have to remind you how much I hate getting up early seemed almost more than I cared to undertake.
    None are correct.
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