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Chapter 35. Unit summary: Punctuation an... > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: Which sentence uses commas correctly?
  1. After dinner, Tom and I worked on several parts of our updated marketing plan: the objectives, the strategies, the evaluation, and the recommendation.

  2. After dinner, Tom, and I worked on several parts of our updated marketing plan: the objectives, the strategies, and the evaluation.

  3. After dinner Tom and I worked on several parts of our updated marketing plan: the objectives, the strategies and the evaluation.

2: Which sentence uses commas correctly?
  1. Finally the officemates began working together, but they still asked to transfer offices.

  2. Finally, the officemates began working together, but they still asked to transfer offices.

  3. Finally the officemates began working together but they still asked to transfer offices.

3: Where should the comma be placed in the following sentence? “Samantha wanted to help him but she couldn’t stay at the office until 10 p.m.”
  1. After the word “but”

  2. After the word “him”

  3. After the word “office”

4: Rewrite the following sentences using appropriate punctuation.

Sentence Correct sentence
The company has offices located in Springfield, Missouri, Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. 
John is a well informed team member. 
Natasha asked, “are you going to the concert without me?” 
To be honest I don not think that your plan is advisable Frank. 
The following chapters in your text will be covered on the midterm test, One, Two, Three, Six, and Seven. 
I believe that it was the Scottish poet Robert Burns who wrote To a Field Mouse. 


5: Rewrite the following sentences using appropriate punctuation.

Jerry told me, “This letter (about financial projections) must be signed by Monday.”

Although I checked the time, the meeting (started earlier than expected).

I told Sarah that it wasn’t the best time to go to the office, but she said “I have to complete that report”

6: Choose the sentence with the correct capitalization.
  1. The company’s vice-president visited our office yesterday.

  2. When Vice-President Peter LeBrock visited our office yesterday, he stayed over five hours.

  3. Jim received the new title of vice president.

7: Fill in the blanks with either “its” or “it’s.”

Though ________ now named for the avenue on which ________ located, ______ sometimes referred to by _______ old name.




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