Oct 29, 2016

Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers (Pretest)

42 cards
, 84 answers
  • Choose the correct answer.
    1. Go  . . . 
      west
      three blocks and turn right.
      • West
      • west

    2.  . . . 
      Yes,
      sir, I will do it immediately.
      • Yes,
      • Yes;

    3. “How,” I asked, “ . . . 
      can
      you always be so forgetful?”
      • Can
      • can

    4. The  . . . 
      woman who is standing there
      is his ex-wife.
      • woman, who is standing there,
      • woman who is standing there

    5. Although we have a competent  . . . 
      staff,
      bottlenecks do occur.
      • staff;
      • staff,

    6. I did not receive the  . . . 
      order;
      therefore, I will not pay my bill.
      • order;
      • order,

    7. We offer a variety of  . . . 
      drinks,
      for instance, beer. (Note
      Comma after instance is optional.
      )
      • drinks,
      • drinks

    8. Is that book  . . . 
      yours
      ?
      • yours
      • your’s

    9. We have much to  . . . 
      do;
      for example, the carpets need vacuuming.
      • do;
      • do,

    10. Estimates for the work have been  . . . 
      forwarded,
      and a breakdown of costs has been included.
      • forwarded,
      • forwarded

    11. Because of his  . . . 
      embezzling,
      the company went bankrupt.
      • embezzling,
      • embezzling

    12. A proposal that makes harassment of whales  . . . 
      illegal
      has just passed.
      • illegal
      • illegal,

    13. You  . . . 
      may,
      of course, call us anytime you wish.
      • may,
      • may;

    14. Paolo hurried to the depot to meet his  . . . 
      aunt
      and two cousins.
      • aunt,
      • aunt

    15. Finish your  . . . 
      job;
      it is imperative that you do.
      • job;
      • job,

    16. Sofia and  . . . 
      Aidan’s
      house was recently painted.
      • Aidan’s
      • Aidans’

    17. “Stop it!” I  . . . 
      said.
      “Don’t ever do that again.”
      • said,
      • said.

    18. I  . . . 
      would,
      therefore, like to have an explanation for the missing cash.
      • would;
      • would,

    19. “Would you like to accompany  . . . 
      me?”
      he asked.
      • me?”
      • me”?

    20. I have always had a mental block against  . . . 
      math
      .
      • Math
      • math

    21. He is a  . . . 
      strong,
      healthy man.
      • strong,
      • strong

    22. To apply for this  . . . 
      job,
      you must have previous experience.
      • job
      • job,

    23. Marge, the woman with blonde  . . . 
      hair,
      will be our speaker this evening.
      • hair
      • hair,

    24. He thought  . . . 
      quickly
      and then answered the question in complete detail.
      • quickly,
      • quickly

    25. He asked if he could be  . . . 
      excused.
      • excused?
      • excused.

    26. It is  . . . 
      hailing,
      not raining.
      • hailing;
      • hailing,

    27. We will grant you  . . . 
      immunity
      if you decide to cooperate with us.
      • immunity,
      • immunity

    28. You signed the  . . . 
      contract; consequently,
      you must provide us with the raw materials.
      • contract, consequently
      • contract; consequently,

    29. I would  . . . 
      like,
      however, to read the fine print first.
      • like;
      • like,

    30. You are required to bring the following:  . . . 
      sleeping
      bag, food, and a sewing kit.
      • Sleeping
      • sleeping

    31. The three  . . . 
      companies’
      computers were stolen.
      • companie’s
      • companies’

    32. The women’s department is upstairs and to your left.
      • women’s
      • womens’

    33. It hurt  . . . 
      its
      paw.
      • its
      • it’s

    34. One of the  . . . 
      lawyers
      left her briefcase.
      • lawyer’s
      • lawyers

    35. “What does it take to become a licensed  . . . 
      architect?”
      she asked.
      • architect,”
      • architect?”

    36. I can’t remember if her birthday falls on a Saturday,  . . . 
      Sunday,
      or Monday next year.
      • Sunday,
      • Sunday

    37. I need to locate four states on the  . . . 
      map:
      Arkansas, Ohio, Illinois, and Utah.
      • map;
      • map:

    38. The email read, “ . . . 
      Hi,
      Camille. I haven’t heard from you in two weeks.”
      • Hi,
      • Hi

    39. The veterinarian said, “Unless  . . . 
      it’s
      bleeding and doesn’t stop, don’t worry about it.”
      • its
      • it’s

    40. In letting go of needing to discuss this with her mother anymore, Wendy declared, “This is her  . . . 
      karma,
      not mine.”
      • karma,
      • karma

    41. You must study  . . . 
      hard
      to get good grades at a major university.
      • hard,
      • hard

    42.  . . . 
      One-fourth of the police
      force voted for a pay raise.
      • 1/4 of the police
      • One-fourth of the police

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