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Which sentence is properly punctuated?
a) Everyone saw the puppy in the window, but no one took him home. b) Everyone saw the puppy in the, window. c) Everyone saw the puppy in the window but no one took him home. d) No one took him home but everyone saw the puppy in the window.
Which sentence is properly punctuated?
a) George was never taught to use dashes in writing. b) George was never - taught to use dashes in writing. c) George - was never taught to use dashes in writing. d) George was never taught to use dashes in writing - so he used them wrong.
Which sentence is properly punctuated?
a) With summer on its way the students were getting anxious. b) The students were getting anxious with summer coming. c) The students, with summer coming were getting anxious. d) With summer on its way...the students were getting anxious.
Which sentence is properly punctuated?
a) This was the first okay, the second time that I played that CD at high volume. b) This was the first - okay, the second time - that I played that CD at high volume. c) This was the first - okay, the second time that I played that CD - at high volume. d) This - was the first okay, the second time that I played that CD at high volume.
Which sentence is properly punctuated?
a) Walking home from the store on a sunny day, Suzy decided to take the long way home. b) Suzy decided to take the long way, walking home from the store on a sunny day. c) Suzy walking home from the store on a sunny day decided to take the long way. d) Suzy...walking home on a sunny day...decided to take the long way home.
What can a dash be used for?
a) to connect two words and create one b) to set off explanatory or supplementary material in sentences (interruptions) c) to subtract numbers d) to connect more than two sentences
Which sentence is properly punctuated?
a) Rock and roll a type of music born in the 20th century is a respected art form. b) Rock and roll - a type of music - born in the 20th century is a respected art form. c) Rock and roll - a type of music born in the 20th century - is a respected art form. d) Rock and roll - a type of music born in the 20th century is a respcted art form.
Which sentence correctly uses a dash to replace commas?
a) Mr. McGreavy and - Mrs. McGreavy - are going to work. b) Mr. McGreavy - is going to work. c) Mr. McGreavy is - the winner - at work. d) Mr. McGreavy - please come down here!
What can ellipses be used for?
a) to show that one or more words have been omitted within a quote b) used to indicate an unfinished thought c) used to indicate a pause for effect d) all of the above
Which sentence correctly uses a dash/dashes to replace a comma/commas?
a) Popular music - country, jazz, rock, and folk - is played on 3/4s of our local radio stations. b) Popular music country - jazz - rock - and folk is played on 3/4s of our local radio stations. c) Popular music - country, jazz, rock, and folk is played on 3/4s of our local radio stations. d) Popular music - country, jazz, rock, and folk - is played on 3/4s of- our local radio stations.
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