Understand and use correctly standard marks of punctuation,e.g.end punctuation, periods in initials, abbreviations and titles before names; colon between hour and minutes; parts of a letter. 0301.1.4
Links verified on 12/23/2014
- Commas - worksheet to print
- Commas in a Series I - worksheet to print
- Commas in a Series II - worksheet to print
- Punctuation Marks - Click on a punctuation mark on the Punctuation Tree to get an explanation and see examples of correct usage
- Quiz on Comma Usage - Click on "The paragraph, please!" and a paragraph will appear in the top text-area.
- Quiz on Punctuation - read ten pairs of sentences and select which in each pair is correctly punctuated
- Another Quiz on Punctuation - Portions of the following sentences are written in bold type. Select the option which shows how that portion should be punctuated. Select The explanation, please! to learn the grammar rule(s) behind the correct answer.
- A Third Quiz in Punctuation - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence or sentences will appear in the top text-area. Insert the necessary punctuation marks and capitalize words where necessary. When you are finished with each section (or, if you wish, wait until you've done them all), click on "Grammar's Version," which will reveal how we would have punctuated the sentence(s). Don't cheat by looking at Grammar's Version first.
- Review of Punctuation - From ten sets of sentences you select the one that is punctuated correctly, or incorrectly in some cases.
- Using Colons Effectively - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Usually, the sentence can be improved with the addition of a colon. Sometimes, though, the sentence will contain a colon which needs to be removed or placed elsewhere. A bit of rewriting might be necessary.
- Using Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Insert the necessary comma or commas (being careful not to insert commas where they aren't necessary).
- Using Commas with Introductory Phrases - Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Insert any necessary comma or commas (being careful not to insert commas where they aren't necessary).
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