A Test on Using PunctuationThis test is linked to the entry on punctuation in Grammar Monster's glossary.
Test your knowledge of apostrophes, brackets, colons, commas, dashes, hyphens, semicolons, and speech marks.
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Interactive TestYour score:
Click on each grey area and then name the punctuation which is missing:
Hint: For these tests, place punctuation inside quotation marks. For example:
- "I know," she said.
- "I know", she said.
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- used incorrectly with plurals (e.g. two cat's.)
- in time expressions (e.g. year's salary)
- to replace letters (e.g. can't)
- to show the plural of abbreviations (e.g. SOS's)
- to show possession (e.g. dog's dinner)
- to extend a sentence (e.g. ...one trait: bravery.)
- in references (e.g. Para. 4: Section 2)
- for introductions (e.g. ...the following: A and B.)
- with bullet points
- before quotations
- after 'setting the scene' (e.g. At 4 o'clock, I went...)
- after a transitional phrase (e.g. However, it is...)
- after an interjection (e.g. Yes, I know...)
- before a conjunction (e.g. ...the end, but only when...)
- to replace brackets (e.g. Simon, the last man, saw...)
- in lists (e.g. egg, milk and butter)
- with a long subject (e.g. A, B and C, are required...)
- with numbers (e.g. 2,232)
- with speech marks (e.g. He yelled, 'Get out!')
- when addressing someone (e.g. That's true, Simon.)
- to extend a sentence (e.g. ...one trait - bravery.)
- to replace brackets (e.g. Simon - the last man - saw...)
- in compound adjectives (e.g. two-seater aircraft)
- in compound nouns (e.g. cooking-oil)
- in prefixes (ex-President)
- alternatives to hyphens (e.g. a "come here" look)
- before conjunctions (e.g. ...is true; but the other one...)
- before transitional phrases (e.g. ...he knew; as a result, I was...)
- in lists (e.g. the master, aged 81; the servant, aged 19)
- to extend a sentence (e.g. It was serious; I broke a toe.)