Grammar and punctuation (1)

Grammar and punctuation (1)

The aim of this quiz is to test your knowledge on grammar and punctuatation, and also to improve your knowledge in a fun way.

published on July 31, 20130 responses 0

Which punctuation mark is used to signal where a contraction or an abbreviation to a word has been made?

What does the colon do?

Allows extra information to be added to the sentence.
Forms sentences into two or more groups.
Expands the sentence that preceedes it.

What are double quotation marks usually used for?

What are single quotation marks most commonly used for?

Speech within speech.
Direct speech.
Speech in quotes.

Which punctuation mark joins two or more words together?

What is the capital letter most commonly used at the beginning of?

Which three things are parentheses used for?

Select the three correct answers
To add an afterthought into a sentence.
To hide less important information within a sentence.
To add extra information into a sentence.
To add a comment into a sentence.
To indicate when someone is saying a secret.

Which punctuation mark joins together words and phrases without a conjunction?

Which three words are examples of conjunctions?

Wow, gosh, yikes.
And, or, but.
No, yes, maybe.

What replaces a noun or a noun phrase?

A pronoun
An adverb
A preposition

What is a conjunction?

A conjunction joins words, phrases, and clauses together to make a sentence.
A conjunction is a word which comes after a noun.
A conjunction is an exclamation.

What is commonly known as a word which describes a noun?

What describes the relationship between two nouns?

Can a question mark be used at the end of a reported question as well as a direct question?


What does an adverb do?

An adverb joins together words, clauses, or phrases.
An adverb describes a noun
An adverb describes a verb, adjective, or adverb.

Which two things can a full stop be used for?

Select the two correct answers
A full stop is used in abbreviations such as U.S.A and e.g.
A full stop is used at the end of a question mark or and exclamation mark.
A full stop is used at the end of a sentence which is not a direct question or and exclamation.

What type of word does an exclamation mark most commonly come after?


What type of word is jumping, flying, and singing?

What is a person, place, thing, quality, or act?

A verb
An adjective
A noun

Which two things are the ellipsis used for?

Select the two correct answers
The ellipsis is used to indicate where a section of text has been omitted from a quote.
The ellipsis is used in a reported question
The ellipsis is used when a sentence trails off, unfinished

Is an interjection a sudden exclamation such as wow, yikes, or gosh?


A comma is used to...

Expand the sentence that comes before it.
Seperate a sentence into logical groups of words.
Add extra information into a sentence.