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1. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?

A. Many students prefer online classes to on-campus classes; however, on-campus classes do have the advantages of providing human contact and immediate feedback. B. The study of writing can be quite rewarding; especially to those who actually write. C. If good students study two hours for every hour they spend in class; they can expect to do well. D. The professor was only a few minutes late; but the students had already left the classroom.

A B C D

2. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
A. After studying the problem for several years, the college worked on a plan to address it. B. After studying the problem, for several years the college worked on a plan to address it. C. The college, after studying the problem for several years, worked on a plan to address it. D. All three sentences are correctly punctuated with commas.

A B C D

3. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
A. Professor Loren Pillar, Chair of the Animal Husbandry Department at Enormous State University recently resigned from his position as Director of Research for Global Dominance, a multi-national conglomerate that has come under criticism from animalrights activists for animal experimentation.

recently resigned from his position as Director of Research for Global Dominance. that has come under criticism from animalrights activists for animal experimentation. sociology.psychology. sociology. and anthropology." C. and anthropology. a multi-national conglomerate." A B C D 5. B. The student wrote that "Each of the experiments was successful. A B C D 4. Only three social science disciplines are represented at our college . Professor Loren Pillar. Professor Loren Pillar. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? A. D.B. recently resigned from his position as Director of Research for Global Dominance. a multi-national conglomerate that has come under criticism from animalrights activists for animal experimentation. Chair of the Animal Husbandry Department at Enormous State University recently resigned from his position as Director of Research for Global Dominance. Chair of the Animal Husbandry Department at Enormous State University. Professor Loren Pillar. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? A. "Each of the experiments was successful. Only three social science disciplines are represented at our college: psychology. a multi-national conglomerate that has come under criticism from animalrights activists for animal experimentation. . The student wrote that each of the experiments was successful. C. D. The student wrote that. Chair of the Animal Husbandry Department at Enormous State University." B. The student wrote "Each of the experiments was successful.

and anthropology are represented at our college: . Place a comma before coordinating conjunctions that join independent clauses. Which of the following possessives is correctly punctuated? The library lost all its books. essential elements with commas. Only three social science disciplines . Place commas after introductory elements in sentences. Set off restrictive. That's anyones' guess. Which of the following comma rules is incorrect? A.C. sociology. That car is not your's. A B C D 7. B. D. C. A B C D 6. D. Which types of punctuation are generally used to separate independent clauses in declarative sentences in academic writing? commas and quotation marks periods and semi-colons .psychology. That car is not their's 8. All of the above sentences are punctuated corrrectly. Place commas after items in a series.

that attribute all too often led to personal failure and military disaster. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. we have filled our country. George Washington stood upon a battlefield in Virginia watching Britain's most powerful army in the colonies parade past him in surrender. the one with the freckles.commas and periods colons and quotation marks 9. The loss of New York City and Philadelphia in 1777 should have ended the rebellion. but four years later. to the movie. the one with the freckles to the movie last night. and our envelopes with memorials large and small to this essential man. on currency and coins. our pockets.John Steinbeck. in the lesser men who served with him. and on stamps and postmarks." . to the movie last night. How many commas should the following sentence contain? "He stops fights ejects drunks soothes hysteria cures headaches and tends bar. A) I took Angie. Commas Quiz 1. to the movie last night. Cannery Row one two three four 10. D) I took Angie. he also managed to win the war. B) I took Angie. Which of the following sentences contains a comma error? While Washington managed to lose most of the battles he engaged in. last night. Washington's greatest quality might have been his belief in his own abilities. We have put Washington's image on monuments and mountains. the one with the freckles. C) I took Angie the one with the freckles. .

A) Jeremy. A) I need. . Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. D) She left. A) She left Albany. of that year. our share of arguments. and eggs. New York. C) You are I am sure telling. and I. B) She left Albany. C) I need sugar. from the grocery store. B) You are. on January 18 of that year. 5. come home as soon as you can. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. and eggs from the grocery store. butter and eggs. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. butter. D) I need sugar. D) You are. telling the truth. butter. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. I am sure telling the truth. have had our share of arguments. A) Please Sasha. from the grocery store. Commas Quiz 6. telling the truth. C) Jeremy and I have had our share of arguments. butter. B) I need sugar. 4. have had our share of arguments. 3. C) She left Albany New York. B) Jeremy and I. on January 18 of that year. sugar. the truth. Albany New York. D) Jeremy and I have had. on January 18 of that year. New York on January 18. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.2. I am sure. and eggs from the grocery store. A) You are I am sure.

C) She finished her work and then took a long lunch.B) Please. you may be right. you may be right I cannot take your word for it. if you decide to cooperate with us. to cooperate with us. 7. Sasha. A) We will grant you immunity. I cannot take your word for it. 8. D) I am typing a letter and. C) Please. to cooperate with us. C) We will grant you immunity if you decide. B) Although. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. if you decide. I cannot take your word for it. C) I. B) I am typing a letter and she is talking. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. B) We will grant you immunity. D) Although you may be right. . took a long lunch. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. am typing a letter and she. she is talking on the phone. C) Although you may be right I cannot take your word for it. A) Although. and then took a long lunch. 9. D) She finished her work and then. is talking on the phone. D) Please Sasha. A) I am typing a letter and she is talking on the phone. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. as soon as you can. come home. on the phone. and then. A) She finished her work. D) We will grant you immunity if you decide to cooperate with us. took a long lunch. 10. B) She finished her work. come home as soon as you can. Sasha come home as soon as you can.

to the movie last night. . Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. to the movie last night. on January 18 of that year. Correct Answer: A She left Albany. Your Answer: B You are. Explanation: If something or someone is sufficiently identified. 4. Your Answer: B I took Angie. New York. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. If any part of the date is omitted. leave out the comma. 3. 5. the one with the freckles. Correct Answer: B I took Angie. Correct Answer: C Jeremy and I have had our share of arguments. Your Answer: C Jeremy and I have had our share of arguments. Your Answer: A She left Albany. on January 18 of that year. telling the truth.Quiz Results 1. the one with the freckles. the description following it is considered nonessential and should be surrounded by commas. Correct Answer: B You are. Explanation: Do not use commas to separate only two nouns. I am sure. New York. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. telling the truth. Explanation: Use a comma to separate the city from the state and after the state in the body of a letter. 2. I am sure. Explanation: Use commas to surround an interrupting expression. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.

Correct Answer: A optional. Your Answer: C I need sugar.Correct Answer: D I need sugar. 9. Your Answer: B Although. Explanation: To avoid confusion. you may be right. (Comma after letter is . use commas to separate words and word groups with a series of three or more. I cannot take your word for it. 8. butter. if you decide to cooperate with us. Sasha come home as soon as you can. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. Correct Answer: D We will grant you immunity if you decide to cooperate with us. use a comma after it. 7. Explanation: Use commas before or surrounding the name or title of a person directly addressed. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. Correct Answer: B Please. Explanation: Do not use a comma when the sentence starts with an independent clause followed by a dependent clause. from the grocery store. I cannot take your word for it. butter and eggs. Sasha. come home as soon as you can.) I am typing a letter and she is talking on the phone. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. Your Answer: C Please. Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement. Your Answer: A We will grant you immunity. 6. Explanation: When starting a sentence with a dependent clause. and eggs from the grocery store. Correct Answer: D Although you may be right.

or. . Your Answer: A I am typing a letter and she is talking on the phone. 10. You can omit the comma if the independent clauses are both short. Correct Answer: C She finished her work and then took a long lunch. Explanation: If the subject does not appear in front of the second verb. for. nor”). Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.Explanation: Use a comma to separate two independent clauses joined by coordinating conjunctions (“and. do not use a comma. Your Answer: C She finished her work and then took a long lunch. but.