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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 semi-colon
a colon or comma
a comma or semi-colon
a) a colon or semi-colon b) a colon or comma c) a comma or semi-colon

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?

apostrophe
possessive
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."

commas
dashes
colons
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.

contracted
misspelt
censored
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
stylist
a) punctuation manager b) style guide c) stylist

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Contributor: Matt Errey creator of Word Up

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