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Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students

Test Your Punctuation

Instructions:

Using punctuation correctly matters: it makes your writing clear and shows how words relate to each other.

Choose the correct punctuation from the alternatives given below. To find out your score, press the 'submit' button at the foot of the page.

There's a list of top 10 punctuation tips, or use the centre section of the dictionary to help you.


Question 01
a) The mansion was converted into a girl's school.
b) The mansion was converted into a girls school.
c) The mansion was converted into a girls' school.
 
Question 02
a) It's going to be a hot day.
b) Its going to be a hot day.
 
Question 03
a) The fines could run into billions of euro's.
b) The fines could run into billions of euros.
 
Question 04
a) The job calls for skills in the following areas: proofing, editing, and database administration.
b) The job calls for skills in the following areas, proofing, editing, and database administration.
 
Question 05
a) An art director searched North Africa ; I went to the Canary Islands.
b) An art director searched North Africa , I went to the Canary Islands.
 
Question 06
a) Jack who was shivering, wrapped the towel around his waist.
b) Jack, who was shivering, wrapped the towel around his waist.
c) Jack, who was shivering wrapped the towel around his waist.
 
Question 07
a) Lots of people, who are adopted, want to know where they come from.
b) Lots of people who are adopted want to know where they come from.
 
Question 08
a) Brands of coffee that are well-known in Britain.
b) Brands of coffee that are well known in Britain.
 
Question 09
a) Many schools offer summer supply teaching to newly appointed staff.
b) Many schools offer summer supply teaching to newly-appointed staff.
 
Question 10
a) The proposal is to set-up a local lettings agency in the town centre.
b) The proposal is to set up a local lettings agency in the town centre.
 

 

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