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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):