Punctuation in English

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Attila said:
Sep 6 '13, 6:49PM

For some unknown reason, the "comment" input box in gotoquiz stripped the apostrophes and quotation marks from my comment. I think it was because I composed the comment in Wordpad and then copied into the input box. So here is (I hope) my comment as I meant it to be seen:

This is a flawed quiz. Here's why I say that:

1) The best answer to question 1 is "no punctuation is needed." Addition of a comma to the sentence is OK if the writer wants to indicate a pause, but is not needed otherwise.

2) A semicolon in the 5th sentence is acceptable, but a period would have been better.

3) No comma is needed in sentence 7. If the quiz composer considered a comma necessary, why was no comma included in the "correct" answer to question 8?

Well, I only got 91% because I got the 1st question "wrong". I was quite amused that although I had entered my age in the quiz (over 60), and that I have been a professional editor and copyreader, the quiz composer recommended that I "ask my teacher for more help." Absolutely precious!

Attila said:
Sep 6 '13, 6:34PM

This is a flawed quiz. Heres why I say that:

1) The best answer to question 1 is no punctuation is needed. Addition of a comma to the sentence is OK if the writer wants to indicate a pause, but is not needed otherwise.

2) A semicolon in the 5th sentence is acceptable, but a period would have been better.

3) No comma is needed in sentence 7. If the quiz composer considered a comma necessary, why was no comma included in the correct answer to question 8?

Well, I only got 91% because I got the 1st question wrong. I was quite amused that although I had entered my age in the quiz (over 60), and that I have been a professional editor and copyreader, the quiz composer recommended that I ask my teacher for more help. Absolutely precious!

wowbownow said:
Sep 5 '13, 7:52PM

Question 9 does not have a correct answer. The answer you have listed as "correct" is missing a period!

The Bobster said:
Sep 5 '13, 7:50PM

It said I got two wrong, #1 and #11. Well, there happen to be two correct answers to those questions.

jazzy123 said:
Mar 6 '09, 6:20PM

Yeah i'm good i got 82% .

Netto PP said:
Mar 6 '09, 3:32AM

I'm 73% correct!

Pretty good quiz :)



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