Basic Intermediate Advanced

Punctuation Quiz (Advanced)

Tests more advanced material covered on EnglishClub's Punctuation pages. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. In the words "See you tomorrow" she said, a comma is needed ______ the second quotation mark.

just after
just before
before and after
a) just after b) just before c) before and after

2. What could the sentence He smiled and said "Hi! How are you?" use after the word said?

a colon or semicolon
a colon or comma
a comma or semicolon
a) a colon or semicolon b) a colon or comma c) a comma or semicolon

3. Which is another word for quotation mark?

inverted comma
quotation sign
speech mark
a) inverted comma b) quotation sign c) speech mark

4. If a word that's too long to fit on a line is broken into two parts, the first part ends with

an ellipsis mark
a backslash
a hyphen
a) an ellipsis mark b) a backslash c) a hyphen

5. What is the punctuation mark in they're and children's called?

super comma
a) apostrophe b) possessive c) super comma

6. Which CANNOT replace the brackets in this sentence? "May Day (also Labour Day or Workers' Day) is celebrated on May 1."

a) commas b) dashes c) colons

7. Which includes an apostrophe indicating the possessive form?

Our dog's hungry.
Fido's dinner's ready.
Fido's got his dinner.
a) Our dog's hungry. b) Fido's dinner's ready. c) Fido's got his dinner.

8. Apostrophes can show where letters are missing in _______ words.

a) contracted b) misspelt c) censored

9. If a writer uses a word or phrase in a special way, such as ironically, he can put it in

round brackets
square brackets
quotation marks
a) round brackets b) square brackets c) quotation marks

10. If you're not sure which punctuation style is used by the organization you're working for, ask to see their

punctuation manager
style guide
a) punctuation manager b) style guide c) stylist

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.
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