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Words to learn 14-Jan-2009
  • How many periods would you use to end a sentence that ended with an abbreviation?
  • Where do you put a period or question mark for a sentence entirely enclosed in parentheses?
  • Which of these sentences require a semicolon? Put the semicolon and any associated commas in the right places.
    • Jean fed her dogs because they are always hungry.
    • Jean fed her dogs they are always hungry.
    • Jean fed her dogs later however they were hungry again.
    • She likes only coffee vanilla and butterscotch ice cream.
    • She prefers that flags have three color combinations such as red white and blue purple gold and white and scarlet ochre and mauve.
  • Put the appropriate commas, semicolons, question marks, or exclamation points in the correct relation to the quotation marks in these sentences:
    • His exact words were, "Kenneth, what's the frequency"
    • "I don't hear very well" he replied.
    • Did you get the note addressed to 'Comrade' " he asked.
  • What type face is generally preferred to the underscore?
  • In the sentence, "Her book, entitled Epistles from the Planet Photosynthesis, was outstanding," should the comma after the title be italicized/ underlined?
  • Circle the correct choice in the following sentences:
    • Grooming dogs is / are a noble occupation.
    • The associate professors and the dean (disagree/ disagrees).
    • Either the associate professors or the dean (are /is) responsible for the mess we're in.
    • Everyone (is/ are) able to attend.
    • The horse of many different colors (is /are) rare.
    • All of the movie (have/ has) been analyzed.
    • All of the customers (deserve/ deserves) refunds.
    • It must have been (she/ her) in the picture.
    • Susan showed (he/ him) the picture of her mother.
    • Just between you and (I / me), these quizzes are getting tiresome.
    • (Who/whom) is the man in the picture?
    • It was he (who/whom) identified the culprit.
    • (Who/whom) has the president nominated for the Supreme Court?