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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Punctuation

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of common punctuation rules.

Example

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

It is a sunny day.
It is a sunny day

The correct answer has a period at the end of the sentence.

   
1.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  I saw a big dog yesterday it was very dangerous looking.
  I saw a big dog yesterday. It was very dangerous looking.
     
2.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  When Tom was young, he played baseball.
  When Tom was young. He played baseball.
     
3.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  Mary sold her couch dining table and piano.
  Mary sold her couch, dining table, and piano.
     
4.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  Bob is going to be our new part-time research assistant.
  Bob is going to be our new, part-time, research assistant.
     
5.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  Dave asked me if I was Bob's sister.
  Dave asked me if I was Bob's sister?
     
6.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  Dr. Jones, my dentist, is very nice.
  Dr. Jones my dentist is very nice.
     
7.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  Are you tired!
  Are you tired?
     
8.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  I may go home, or I may stay here.
  I may go home or I may stay here.
     
9.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  Why can't Tom go to the beach?
  Why can't Tom go to the beach.
     
10.

Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

  I want to take my son on the boat, so I have to take a "safe boating" course. Do you have any information about this course?
  I want to take my son on the boat. So I have to take a "safe boating" course, Do you have any information about this course.