Correct Punctuation Check: Is the sentence correctly punctuated?
Terms in this set (12)
My baby is wonderful, I love him very much.
Incorrect. The comma must be replaced with a semi-colon, full-stop or, if the comma stays, it must have a connective added after it.
Milton Keynes Academy is a beautiful school, although some students won't understand the benefits until later.
Correct. The comma appears where it should.
My baby is wonderful; I love him very much.
Correct. The semi-colon appears where it should.
She said "I love English!"
Incorrect. Punctuation must introduce the speaker. Either a colon or comma must be added.
He exclaimed: "I need to leave right after school today!"
Correct. The speech marks and colon are all where they should be.
She whispered into the night, "hello? is anyone there?"
Incorrect. The first word in the speech marks must be capitalised.
She stomped down the stairs and screamed: "I really dont like living here!"
Incorrect. The apostrophe is missing in the contraction.
He whistled before saying: what's up darling?
Incorrect. Missing speech marks on either side.
Its a beautiful night to be in your presence my dear.
Incorrect. The apostrophe is missing from "it's"
There house is over their.
Incorrect. There and their should be swapped.
They're beautiful people, that family.
Correct spelling of the first word.
The boy--his curly blond hair bouncing behind him--ran up to me giggling happily.
Correct use of dashes to separate the embedded clause from the rest of the sentence.
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