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Advanced Punctuation Quiz

Posted by Kelly Creighton   Sep 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Punctuation is used in writing to establish clarity, tone, meaning, and structure. Consider this sentence without punctuation, and you’ll quickly remember why we need to use it.

maybe you dont always want to use commas periods colons etc when youre writing sentences when I am in a rush tired cold lazy or angry I sometimes leave out punctuation marks grammar is unnecessary anyway I can write without it and wont ever need it my aunt Jane once said she wasnt very good with writing and I never understood a word she wrote to me I think ill just learn enough punctuation not too much enough to write to Aunt Jane needs some help

Using punctuation properly helps your readers understand the message you’re attempting to convey, and ensures they don’t read one thing while you intend another. Punctuation promotes effective communication, which is why it’s so important in marketing and business writing.

Do you think you’re already a pro with punctuation? Test your punctuation knowledge with our quiz and get your answers on-screen when you complete the quiz. After you complete the quiz, the correct answers will be highlighted.

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Did You Pass? Answers to Last Week's High School English Test

Posted by Breanna Lambert   Apr 6, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Last week we took you back to high school with an English test that hopefully didn’t bring back any bad memories. Take a look at the answers below to see how you did.

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Can You Pass This High School English Test?

Posted by Breanna Lambert   Mar 30, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Remember the stress of English tests in school? Not only were they timed, but it was nearly impossible to know exactly what to study. Whether it was long passages and reading comprehension questions, sentence diagramming, or this word is to this word as that word is to that word, it seemed like no matter what you spent hours hammering into your brain, the teacher would decide to throw something completely different at you.

The good news about this test is that if you fail, we won’t send you back to high school.

See if you can make a passing grade on these questions, inspired by the brain stumpers you might see on AP, SAT, or ACT tests.

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Topics: quiz

Easily Confused Words - Answers to Last Week's Quiz

Posted by Conni Eversull   Jan 18, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 

Still feeling exhausted from last week’s exhausting quiz featuring an exhaustive list of easily confused words? Then we’ll get right to the answers! But first, congratulations to Holly Hammond who was the first person to answer all questions correctly. Holly wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

This quiz stumped 91% of those who answered. 9% of respondents correctly answered all ten questions. Now onto the answers.

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Quiz: Easily Confused Words

Posted by Conni Eversull   Jan 11, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 

We’re not sure if this quiz will give you anxiety or angst, or both, or just one, or neither…? That’s the beauty of the English language – words that look alike, sound alike, and sort of mean the same thing, but not at all. This quiz features easily confused words that when swapped for each other can lead to confusion and embarrassment.

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Topics: quiz, confusing words

16-ACROSS or 27-DOWN: Answers to Last Week's Quiz

Posted by Conni Eversull   Dec 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

Let’s see if you’re ready to pick up the Saturday New York Times and conquer every single clue. There were 20% of you who correctly answered all of the questions in last week’s quiz, but Barbara Poole earns bragging rights for being the first to submit her quiz answers and getting them all correct. Very impressive.

Here are the correct responses and explanations, so the next time someone asks you “What’s another word for “sass,” you’ll have the answer.

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Topics: quiz answers, quiz

Quiz: What's Another Word for ... ?

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Nov 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

It’s the most wonderful time of year to cozy up and conquer a crossword puzzle. While combing through the clues, you may often find yourself asking aloud, “What’s another word for … ?”

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Topics: synonyms, quiz

Hot off the Press: The Answers to Last Week’s Cool Quiz

Posted by Terri Porter   Aug 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

A big thanks to everyone who took our proofreading quiz last week. Of the 128 respondents, Barb Poole was the only one to answer all 12 questions correctly. For her proofreading prowess, Barb wins a $25 Amazon gift card (and a job with ProofreadNOW.com if she wants it).

The correct answer appears below each question, along with a brief explanation.

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Topics: quiz answers, quiz, grammar quiz

Beat the Heat with a Cool Quiz

Posted by Terri Porter   Jul 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The dog days of summer are upon us — that time of year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) when the searing heat can stupefy even the most nimble-minded. We have the perfect antidote … a grammar quiz! And just to keep you on your toes, we’ve changed things up a little. 

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Topics: quiz, grammar quiz

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