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Quiz 5-35
Prompt:In this study we have covered the use of end-point punctuation, the comma, quotation marks, ellipsis points, brackets, underscores, italics, parentheses, dash, semicolon, colon, and the virgule.
Directions:One of the following paired sentences has been punctuated correctly. Click to select the letter of the correct sentence (A or B) for each of the following paired sentences.
1.

( A ) Sean ... will you be home by ten?

( B ) Sean, will you be home by ten?

2.

( A ) Incidentally, we had a great time at the beach.

( B ) "Incidentally" we had a great time at the beach.

3.

( A ) Near, the lifeguard tower we erected our beach umbrella.

( B ) Near the lifeguard tower, we erected our beach umbrella.

4.

( A ) Applying, several layers of lotion we ventured into the sun.

( B ) Applying several layers of lotion, we ventured into the sun.

5.

( A ) Surfing at Salt Creek Beach is a lot of fun.

( B ) Surfing at Salt Creek Beach, is a lot of fun.

6.

( A ) Shocked by the cold water, the neophyte surfer returned to the beach.

( B ) Shocked by the cold water the neophyte surfer returned, to the beach.

7.

( A ) After the surfer (squirmed into his wetsuit) he joined his friends in the surf.

( B ) After the surfer squirmed into his wetsuit, he joined his friends in the surf.

8.

( A ) A large gnarly wave breaking above them, the surfers clung to their boards.

( B ) A large gnarly wave [breaking above them] the surfers clung to their boards.

9.

( A ) One dude, paddled out beyond the surf but another long-boarder paddled parallel to the beach.

( B ) One dude paddled out beyond the surf, but another long-boarder paddled parallel to the beach.

10.

( A ) Riptides, I have experienced, are extremely dangerous.

( B ) Riptides: I have experienced are extremely dangerous.

11.

( A ) Tony Kanakie [the best lifeguard on the California Coast] watches for the dangerous riptides.

( B ) Tony Kanakie, the best lifeguard on the California Coast, watches for the dangerous riptides.

12.

( A ) A wave that pulls the surfer out away from the shore is usually a riptide.

( B ) A wave, that pulls the surfer out away from the shore, is usually a riptide.

13.

( A ) Swimming parallel to the beach, which is what I do, is the best way to escape a riptide.

( B ) Swimming parallel to the beach — which is what I do is the best way to escape a riptide.

14.

( A ) I heard him exclaim, "Man the waves are gnarly!"

( B ) I heard him exclaim ... "Man the waves are gnarly"!

15.

( A ) Yes, he characterized the surf as ... ["gnarly"].

( B ) Yes, he characterized the surf as "gnarly."

16.

( A ) A serious surfer needs a fiberglass board, surf wax, and a warm wetsuit.

( B ) A serious surfer needs — a fiberglass board — surf wax — and a warm wetsuit.

17.

( A ) Today was a warm — balmy day at the beach.

( B ) Today was a warm, balmy day at the beach.

18.

( A ) They live in Hollywood — California.

( B ) They live in Hollywood, California.

19.

( A ) The college offers courses in science, math, history, and English.

( B ) The college offers courses in science ... math ... history ... and English.

20.

( A ) The teacher made the following announcement, [The final exam will be next Friday.]

( B ) The teacher made the following announcement: "The final exam will be next Friday."

21.

( A ) The box was marked "Top Secret" next to the address.

( B ) The box was marked [Top Secret] next to the address.

22.

( A ) "The exam," the teacher announced, "will be next Friday."

( B ) "The exam, the teacher announced, will be next Friday."

23.

( A ) "Congratulations, exclaimed Ming. I knew that you would win"!

( B ) "Congratulations!" exclaimed Ming. "I knew that you would win!"

24.

( A ) "Was that my airplane that just departed, he questioned"?

( B ) "Was that my airplane that just departed?" he questioned.

25.

( A ) Have you read the book The Good Earth?

( B ) Have you read the book "The Good Earth."

26.

( A ) "Knowing the Future" is the title of the third chapter.

( B ) Knowing the Future is the title of the third chapter.

27.

( A ) The witness carefully phrased her words, "That man [Brian Chung] was a close friend of the deceased."

( B ) The witness carefully phrased her words, "That man [...sic...]" was a close friend of the deceased.

28.

( A ) The road to success "I have found" is paved with hard work.

( B ) The road to success (I have found) is paved with hard work.

29.

( A ) His excuse — the most outrageous I have ever heard — was received with little suspicion.

( B ) His excuse "the most outrageous I have ever heard" was received with little suspicion.

30.

( A ) The American Civil War started and lasted for four long years, the nation looked on in horror.

( B ) The American Civil War started and lasted for four long years — the nation looked on in horror.

31.

( A ) We need the moisture, we don't need dangerous roads.

( B ) We need the moisture; we don't need dangerous roads.

32.

( A ) We traveled to Sydney, Australia; Beijing, China; Rome, Italy; and Mexico City, Mexico.

( B ) We traveled to [Sydney, Australia][Beijing, China][Rome, Italy] and [Mexico City, Mexico.]

33.

( A ) China, Japan, Korea: we visited them all.

( B ) China, Japan, Korea, we visited them all.

34.

( A ) The company gave only one reason for dismissing its workers, the company is out of money.

( B ) The company gave only one reason for dismissing its workers: the company is out of money.

35.

( A ) Each student is to do his, her best on the test.

( B ) Each student is to do his/her best on the test.

36.

( A ) The teacher wrote the following date on the board: 11/18/1957.

( B ) The teacher wrote the following date on the board: 11, 18, 1957.