Demonstrate the correct use of commas (e.g., after introductory words, to set off appositives and interrupters, before a coordinating conjunction joining independent clauses to form compound sentences), colons (e.g., in business letters, preceding a list of items), semicolons (e.g., to combine sentences), quotation marks (e.g., with explanatory material within the quote, proper use with end marks), and apostrophes (to form singular and plural possessives). 0601.1.4
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- Avoiding Comma Splices - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence containing a comma splice will appear in the top text-area. Repair the sentence.
- Avoiding Comma Splices II - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence containing a comma splice will appear in the top text-area. Repair the sentence.
- Building and Revising Sentences with Appositives - The exercises on this page offer practice in building and revising sentences with appositives.
- Combining Sentences Using Appositives - Combine the sentences below into one sentence that uses as least one appositive.
- Comma, Colon, Semicolon, or Period? - Which of the following has correct punctuation?
- Colon Exercise - twelve multiple choice questions
- Colon Exercise - "Use a colon to improve the sentence's style by making it more forceful."
- Parts of the Sentence - Appositives - Combine the following sentences by using an appositive.
- Power Proofreading - Choose 6th grade then select; Interesting Jobs, School Forum, or any one of the mixed practice exercises.
- Practice Semi-Colons - Is the semicolon used correctly in the sentence below?
- Quiz on Using Quotation Marks - from the Guide to Grammar and Writing, sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, CT
- Quotation Marks and Colons - [designed for grade 5] quiz
- Quotation Marks: Exercise to be printed and completed by students at their desk | answer to the exercise [These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages don't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Quotation Marks - a lesson on the proper use of quotation marks, followed by a list of punctuation quizzes
- Semicolons - Exercise 1 - Determine where the semicolon belongs. Then select the word that comes just before the semicolon.
- Semicolons - Exercise 2 -Determine if a semicolon is needed. If it is, select the word that comes just before the semicolon.
- Semicolons and Colons Quiz - Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.
- The Semicolon Quiz: Test Your Understanding. - Following is a short ten question quiz about how to use the semicolon. Answers and explanations are provided at the end of the quiz. Enjoy.
- Single Quotation Marks - Use single quotation marks for a quotation or title using quotation marks inside another quotation or title which uses quotation marks.
- Worksheet - fifteen sentences to edit [quotation marks] [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Using the semi-colon - In this exercise you will have to decide which pairs of clauses can be connected with a semi-colon.
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