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Quiz 5-42
Prompt:In addition to punctuation patterns, we have considered the capitalization of first words in a sentence, proper nouns, the proper pronoun "I," and proper adjectives, direct quotations, and sentences within parentheses.
Directions:Read the following questions and do as directed.
1-5:Insert one or more commas in each of the following sentences by clicking between the words where you desire a comma to be.
1.Westudiedhard;accordinglywepassedthetest.
2.Belowthelifeguardtowertheshadowsplayedonthesand.
3.Holdingherbatonoverherheadthebandleaderwaitedforsilence.
4.Herheadachesheexplainedwascausedbytheloudnoise.
5.Thejobrequiresexperienceacollegedegreeandtheabilitytotravel. (correct as is)
6-10: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.
6.

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

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

7.

( A ) His favorite book is Richard Dana's "Two Years Before the Mast."

( B ) His favorite book is Richard Dana's Two Years Before the Mast.

8.

( A ) The article was titled, "Investing Your Money."

( B ) The article was titled Investing Your Money.

9.

( A ) "These are the times that try men's souls," is the opening sentence of John Paine's pamphlet.

( B ) "[These are the times that try men's soul's], is the opening sentence of John Paine's pamphlet."

10.

( A ) If you love historical novels, read Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables."

( B ) If you love historical novels, read Victor Hugo's, Les Miserables.

11-20:The sentences below either show errors in capitalization or are correct as shown. Click to select the word or words you feel should be correctly capitalized but are not capitalized, or select "(correct as is)" at the end of each sentence.
11.watching football on TV (the Broncos are best) is my favorite pastime. (correct as is)
12.are you going to watch the game? you bet! (correct as is)
13.coach smith exhorted our team, "it is not the size of the dog in a fight; it is the size of the fight in the dog." (correct as is)
14.would we consider the word Mexican to be a proper adjective as in the phrase "mexican food?" (correct as is)
15."Nothing in the world," he said, "will keep us apart." (correct as is)
16."how can you be so sure;" she retorted, "you live far away." (correct as is)
17.she was convinced that not just any tom, dick, or harry would do. (correct as is)
18.Her article quoted the Congressman as follows: "I did not vote for the bill as a matter of principal [sic] due to the unequal application of the law." (correct as is)
19.the house of representatives is just one of the houses of congress. (correct as is)
20.will you attend the olympics in greece? (correct as is)