Quiz 2: Punctuation and the Formal Essay

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comma

Select the mark(s) that may be used:
after introductory elements

colon, comma followed by a conjunction, semicolon

Select the mark(s) that may be used:
as linking marks

comma, dash

Select the mark(s) that may be used:
as interrupters

to follow an introductory element

What is the function of the comma in the sentence below?
Oh, I didn't see you there!

to link

What is the function of the semicolon in the sentence below?
I have only mentioned a few grammatical errors; many others are there.

to introduce a list

What is the function of the colon in the sentence below.
He seemed to have everything a person could wish for: a lovely home, devoted family, and good health.

used with a conjunction to link sentences

What is the function of the comma in the sentence below?
We had just arrived, but we had to go.

to follow an introductory element

What is the function of the comma in the sentence below?
Swimming powerfully, he reached the finish line first.

to follow an introductory element

What is the function of the comma in the sentence below?
When you are finished, come to the house.

to interrupt

What is the function of the commas in the sentence below?
Come here, Dottie, and look at this picture.

to interrupt

What is the function of the dash in the sentence below?
Then Garth--he's the tall one--caught the pass and scored a touch-down.

to interrupt

What is the function of the commas in the sentence below?
Her dress, soft and pretty, looked expensive.

true

The essay is a nonfiction genre.

false

Essays are modern inventions.

true

Addison and Steele were famous English essayists.

false

A formal essay is never used in magazines.

true

A formal essay informs.

true

Thurber and Emerson wrote essays.

true

Formal essays have thesis statements.

is serious, has a thesis statement, has logical organization, has a purpose of informing

A formal essay:

thesis

A sentence stating an opinion or belief as the purpose for developing a paper, using facts, examples, and so on is called a _____ statement.

genre

A specific type or form of literature such as the essay or sonnet is called a(n):

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