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Punctuation Practice Test

1. For each of the following, choose the correct sentence.

 A) Go West three blocks and turn right.
 B) Go west three blocks and turn right.
 C) Go West three blocks, and turn right.

2. 

 A) Yes, sir, I will do it immediately.
 B) Yes sir, I will do it immediately.
 C) Yes, Sir, I will do it immediately.
 D) Yes Sir, I will do it immediately.

3. 

 A) “How,” I asked, “Can you always be so forgetful?”
 B) “How,” I asked, “Can you always be so forgetful”?
 C) “How,” I asked, “can you always be so forgetful?”
 D) “How,” I asked, “can you always be so forgetful”?

4. 

 A) The mayor frowned, he didnít like what he saw.
 B) The Mayor frowned, He didnít like what he saw.
 C) The Mayor frowned; He didnít like what he saw.
 D) The mayor frowned. He didnít like what he saw.

5. 

 A) Although we have a competent staff; bottlenecks do occur.
 B) Although we have a competent staff, bottlenecks do occur.
 C) Although we have a competent Staff; bottlenecks do occur.
 D) Although we have a competent Staff, bottlenecks do occur.

6. 

 A) I did not receive the order; therefore, I will not pay my bill.
 B) I did not receive the order: Therefore I will not pay my bill.
 C) I did not receive the order; therefore; I will not pay my bill.
 D) I did not receive the order, therefore; I will not pay my bill.

7. 

 A) We offer a variety of drinks, for instance: beer.
 B) We offer a variety of drinks, for instance, beer.
 C) We offer a variety of drinks for instance, beer.

8. 

 A) Is that book yours’?
 B) Is that book your’s?
 C) Is that book yours?

9. 

 A) We have much to do; for example, the carpets need vacuuming.
 B) We have much to do for example: the carpets need vacuuming.
 C) We have much to do, for example: the carpets need vacuuming.
 D) We have much to do, for example. The carpets need vacuuming.

10. 

 A) No you cannot stay out late tonight.
 B) No, you cannot stay out, late, tonight.
 C) No, you cannot stay out late tonight.
 D) No you cannot stay, out late, tonight.


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