Punctuation
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Punctuation

Full stops and capitals are punctuation...but there are many more. You've already done a bit of punctuation; this quiz is a revision of some of the work that you have already done. Before you do this quiz make sure that you have done the following quizzes:

  • Apostrophes to Mark Omission
  • Apostrophes to Mark Possession
  • Capital Letters
  • Capital Letters 2
  • Clauses and Phrases
  • Commas
  • Commas 2
  • Complex Sentences

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  1. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    'who lives next door' tells us who the woman is. It is NOT extra information, so you MUST NOT use commas. If you remove it, you get: 'The woman is a famous novelist'. Which woman?
  2. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    Irregular plurals form their possessive forms by adding 's: children's, men's, women's, mice's, etc.
  3. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    This is a complex sentence. Dependent clause: 'Although he has never been to Russia'; independent clause: 'he knows the geography of the country very well'. The introductory dependent clause is set off with a comma
  4. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    'It's' = 'It is'. 'Theirs' and 'ours' are possessive pronouns. They are NOT the same as 'their' and 'our' which are possessive determiners (also known as possessive adjectives). For example: 'This is their book - It's theirs'; 'This is our house - It's ours'
  5. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    Possessive singular takes 's
  6. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    'Whose' is the possessive form of 'who'. You use 'whose' to find out who owns something
  7. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    It's = It is
  8. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    'who is a university lecturer' is important to the meaning of the sentence - so DON'T use commas. It is NOT extra information. If you take it out, you get: 'His brother is a famous scientist'. Which brother? The one that is a university lecturer
  9. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    The names of nationalities and languages are capitalized
  10. Which one of the following has been punctuated correctly?
    This is a compound sentence: two simple sentences (independent clauses) joined with a COMMA and a conjunction: 'and' in this case

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