Punctuation

Diagnostic Quiz

 

 

Identify specific English grammar points that need review. Use the study links to find out why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.

 

 

 

 

Quiz 1

Beginning

reading the news
 

 

Decide on how to punctuate the sentence: capitalization, commas, periods, semi-colons, colons, and so on.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check" or the "Check 1-15" button.

Due to the fact that underlining is reserved for links on Internet, italics are used on web pages in place of underlining. However, several electronic environments do not support formatting such as italics and underlining.

Please note the list-menus below cannot display formatting such as italics or underlining. For this reason, underlining will be represented as a line before and after the word(s) instead:  _The Godfather_  (indicates underlining or italics for the enclosed words)

 

1.


Capitals Apostrophes
2.


Capitals/Lowercase
3.


Capitals Apostrophes
4.


Capitals Apostrophes
5.


Capitals Apostrophes
6.


special edition (n.) – a better or more detailed publication


Hyphens
7.


Capitals
8.


Comma Uses FANBOYS 
9.

10.


Comma Uses #5 Because 
11.


Apostrophes 4g
12.


Comma–series
13.


Apostrophes 3c
14.


Comma Uses Semicolons
15.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz 2

Intermediate

Spring Training
 

 

Decide on how to punctuate the sentence: capitalization, commas, periods, semi-colons, colons, and so on.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check" or the "Check 16-"30" button.

 

16.


Apostrophes
17.
.
18.


Quotation Marks
19.


Quotation Marks
20.


Comma Uses 10
21.


Comma Uses 5
22.


For example 9
23.


Possessive Pronouns
24.
25.

26.


Letters
27.


Comma Uses 3 So phrases
28.


Book titles
29.
30.


rookie (n.) — term usually applied to new team players, police officers, or pilots