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Quiz: Can You Beat This Punctuation Test?

 This punctuation quiz isn't easy, it'll throw 10 sentences at you that are either wrong or don't need any further punctuation. In each one, you need to decide how the sentence SHOULD be written according to the laws of punctuation. Think you have the knowledge? Prove it!
 
 
Coach Smith who took her team to the Final Four last year might take a job with Notre Dame
Coach Smith who took her team to the Final Four last year, might
Coach Smith, who took her team to the Final Four last year might
Coach Smith, who took her team to the Final Four last year, might
No punctuation
 
 
The UConn women's basketball program is among the nation's best however they play in one of the weaker conferences.
best; however, they
best, however, they
best, however; they
No punctuation
 
 
Lisa wasn't worried at all about the exam because she had prepared so well over the break.
exam because, she
exam because; she
exam, because she
No Punctuation
 
 
After Sam won the spelling bee in 2018 the teacher found recruiting much easier.
in 2018, the teacher
in 2018...the teacher
in 2018; the teacher
No Punctuation
 
 
The best classic cinemas are in Atlanta Georgia Boston Massachusetts and Phoenix Arizona.
In Atlanta, Georgia, Boston, Massachesetts, and Phoenix, Arizona
In Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachesetts; and Phoenix, Arizona.
In Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachesetts and Phoenix, Arizona.
No Punctuation
 
 
Michael earned three A's last semester but his one downfall was Advanced Algebra.
semester but, his
semester, but his
semester, but, his
No Punctuation
 
 
He told his customers what they wanted to hear that he would stand behind his product.
what they wanted to hear, that he
what they wanted to hear: that he
what they wanted to hear; that he
No Punctuation
 
 
Her favorite television programs are Homeland, the Simpsons and Gray's Anatomy.
Are Homeland, the Simpsons, and Grey's Anatomy.
Are: Homeland the Simpsons and Grey's Anatomy.
Are; Homeland the Simpsons, and Grey's Anatomy.
No Punctuation
 
 
"My Old Kentucky Home a tune by Stephen Foster, is Kentucky's state song.
home" a tune
home", a tune
home," a tune
No Punctuation
 
 
Community colleges which didn't exist prior to the 1950s have proved very popular in the U.S.
colleges, which didn't exist, prior to the 1950s, have
colleges, which didn't exist prior to the 1950s, have
colleges, which didn't exist, prior to the 1950s have
No Punctuation
You Need to Work On Your Punctuation!
 
Not so good we're afraid, you got a very low mark. Not to worry, maybe spend a bit more time reading books in English, paying attention to how sentences are written and punctuation used.
You Have a Good Understanding of Punctuation
 
You have a pretty good basic grasp on punctuation, but you could still use a brush up if you've had these many mistakes!
Brilliant!
 
You have totally mastered English punctuation. That means you're better at it than most English speakers! So whether you are one or not, you should be proud!
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