How Well Do You Know Punctuation Rules In English?

Punctuation is what truly matters when it comes to the English language. Without it, writing would be an unruly mess. Do you think you know your punctuation rules well? Take these 10 questions and find out!
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Question 1/10

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Which of the following is correct?
My pin number has two 5's. It's easy to remember.
My pin number has two 5s. It's easy to remember.
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Question 2/10

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Fill in the blanks: The ________ was a period of great achievements. It followed the ________ ________ and lasted from the 14th ________ until 1600.
Renaissance, Middle Ages, Century
Renaissance, Middle Ages, century
Renaissance, middle ages, century
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Question 3/10

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Which of the following is correct?
The weather this winter has been: windy, wet, and unpredictable.
The weather this winter has been windy, wet, and unpredictable.
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Question 4/10

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Which of the following is correct?
Waiting for the storm to stop I was anxiously looking out the window.
Waiting for the storm to stop, I was anxiously looking out the window.
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Question 5/10

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Which of the following is correct?
The table was set -- knives, forks, candlesticks -- all were set up correctly.
The table was set-knives, forks, candlesticks all were set up correctly.
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Question 6/10

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Which of the following is correct?
A friend of mine works as a translator for U.N..
A friend of mine works as a translator for U.N.
A friend of mine works as a translator for UN.
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Question 7/10

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True or false: Semicolons and colons should always be placed outside the closing quotation marks.
True
False
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Question 8/10

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Which of the following is correct?
Harvey is a good driver, moreover, he is a very friendly one.
Harvey is a good driver. Moreover he is a very friendly one.
Harvey is a good driver; moreover, he is a very friendly one.
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Question 9/10

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Is this sentence correct? Quantum mechanics is a branch of physics, it was initially developed to explain atoms.
This sentence has a comma splice.
This is a sentence fragment.
This is a run-on sentence.
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Question 10/10

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Is this sentence correct? Mary came home from work early she had been feeling ill all morning.
This sentence has a comma splice.
This is a run-on sentence.
This is a sentence fragment.
Result
You are a bit punctuation unclear! Perhaps school English just wasn't your thing. While others excelled at punctuation you excelled at math and science. Don't beat yourself up too hard!

C+, Punctuation Unclear

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Right!
You are truly punctuation perfection! While many may claim to have all the answers when it comes to punctuation, you actually do. While you're not en expert, we'd say you're well on your way to becoming one.

B+, Punctuation Perfection

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Right!
You're a true punctuation hero! Someone paid attention during grammar school, because your knowledge on punctuation is truly awe worthy. From comma splices to apostrophes, nothing gets past you!

A+, Punctuation Hero

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Right!
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1
Which of the following is correct?
My pin number has two 5's. It's easy to remember.
My pin number has two 5s. It's easy to remember.
2
Fill in the blanks: The ________ was a period of great achievements. It followed the ________ ________ and lasted from the 14th ________ until 1600.
Renaissance, Middle Ages, Century
Renaissance, Middle Ages, century
Renaissance, middle ages, century
3
Which of the following is correct?
The weather this winter has been: windy, wet, and unpredictable.
The weather this winter has been windy, wet, and unpredictable.
4
Which of the following is correct?
Waiting for the storm to stop I was anxiously looking out the window.
Waiting for the storm to stop, I was anxiously looking out the window.
5
Which of the following is correct?
The table was set -- knives, forks, candlesticks -- all were set up correctly.
The table was set-knives, forks, candlesticks all were set up correctly.
6
Which of the following is correct?
A friend of mine works as a translator for U.N..
A friend of mine works as a translator for U.N.
A friend of mine works as a translator for UN.
7
True or false: Semicolons and colons should always be placed outside the closing quotation marks.
True
False
8
Which of the following is correct?
Harvey is a good driver, moreover, he is a very friendly one.
Harvey is a good driver. Moreover he is a very friendly one.
Harvey is a good driver; moreover, he is a very friendly one.
9
Is this sentence correct? Quantum mechanics is a branch of physics, it was initially developed to explain atoms.
This sentence has a comma splice.
This is a sentence fragment.
This is a run-on sentence.
10
Is this sentence correct? Mary came home from work early she had been feeling ill all morning.
This sentence has a comma splice.
This is a run-on sentence.
This is a sentence fragment.