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  1. 1. THE PAUSES THAT REFRESH
  2. 2. Correct Punctuation 1) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) He thinks that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. • B) She is wearing a new yellow dress, and looks clean and neat. • C) The sheikdom of Bahrain has a settled well-educated population. A
  3. 3. Correct Punctuation 2) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Important changes have occurred in the composition of the American market during the past 15 years. • B) Lou Chao is a creative, conscientious teacher, and has taught at many schools. • C) The Middle East sheikdom of Bahrain, is a very wealthy country. A
  4. 4. Correct Punctuation 3) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) An operating system is the set of instructions, that directs the overall operations of the computer. • B) While database management systems have existed for some time, they originally were large, unwieldy, and difficult to use. • C) The cost and size of computers are decreasing, almost as rapidly as processing power is increasing. B
  5. 5. Correct Punctuation 4) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Researchers know little about the distinctive market behavior of that group. • B) In connection with the tax cut, we are presently studying the time lags between significant financial changes, and their impact on spending decisions. • C) Database systems have existed for some time but, they originally were difficult to use. A
  6. 6. Correct Punctuation 5) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) In connection with the tax cut of last year, we are now studying, its impact on middle- income families. • B) Now is the time for all good men, and women to come to the aid of their country. • C) Although the impact on humans is not clear, computerized factories are one possible solution to our national problem. C
  7. 7. Correct Punctuation 6) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) No, he hasn't called on us either this month, or last month. • B) No he hasn't called on us either this month or last month. • C) No, he hasn't called on us either this month or last month. C
  8. 8. Correct Punctuation • 7) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) The operating costs, as he probably told you are too high. • B) The operating costs as he probably told you, are too high. • C) The operating costs, as he probably told you, are too high. C
  9. 9. Correct Punctuation • 8) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) The new machine, which I haven't even learned to operated yet, is out of order. • B) The new machine, which I haven't even learned to operate yet is out of order. • C) The new machine which I haven't even learned to operate yet, is out of order. A
  10. 10. Correct Punctuation 9) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Little Rock, Arkansas was the scene of tragedy and strife. • B) Little Rock, Arkansas, was the scene of tragedy, and strife. • C) Little Rock, Arkansas, was the scene of tragedy and strife. C
  11. 11. Correct Punctuation 10) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Social issues involving computers and society are, privacy, unemployment and technological complexity. • B) When we focus on these issues, we can explore what is likely to occur in the future. • C) Social issues involving computers and society are, privacy and unemployment. B
  12. 12. Correct Punctuation 11) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) The Vermont National Bank created a program, that allows depositors to designate accounts for the bank's new socially responsible banking fund. • B) Puget Sound Bank earmarks funds from certain bank revenues for a, "Clean up Puget Sound" educational effort. • C) Municipal bonds are much like making loans to cities, counties, states, and territories. C
  13. 13. Correct Punctuation 12) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Areas neglected by investors in recent years include real estate and investments in the energy sector. • B) These may not seem as exciting as they did in the past but maybe that's the time to do a little buying. • C) Previous to Webster's complete two-volume edition he had compiled three shorter and incomplete versions. A
  14. 14. Correct Punctuation 13) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) They became ill during the long severe winter. • B) They became ill during the long, and severe winter. • C) They became ill during the long, severe winter. C
  15. 15. Correct Punctuation 14) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) When the meeting began, he said "I am going home." • B) When the meeting began he said, "I am going home." • C) When the meeting began, he said, "I am going home." C
  16. 16. Correct Punctuation 15) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Here is our check Mr. Vons, for $7.35. • B) Here is our check, Mr. Vons, for $7.35. • C) Here is our check, Mr. Vons for $7.35. B
  17. 17. Correct Punctuation 16) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) He whispered, "I love you," and then fainted. • B) "I don't believe it!, exclaimed Mr. Ripley. • C) "Money," he exclaimed, "is the root of all evil." A
  18. 18. Correct Punctuation 17) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Generally speaking, principals are responsible, for the acts of their agents. • B) Generally speaking, principals are, responsible for the acts of their agents. • C) Generally speaking, principals are responsible for the acts of their agents. C
  19. 19. Correct Punctuation 18) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Everyone is a consumer of business products, and services. • B) Everyone is a consumer of business products and services. • C) Everyone is a consumer, of business products and services. B
  20. 20. Correct Punctuation 19) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) In 1975 the Census Bureau showed that 193,000,00 Americans were driving cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles. • B) In 1975, the Census Bureau showed that 193,000,000 Americans were driving cars, trucks and recreational vehicles. • C) In 1975, the Census Bureau showed that 193,000,000 Americans were driving cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles. A
  21. 21. Correct Punctuation 20) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) Did the novelist, Ernest Hemingway, once live here. • B) Did the novelist, Ernest Hemingway, once live here? • C) Did the novelist Ernest Hemingway once live here? C
  22. 22. Correct Punctuation 21) Which sentence is correctly punctuated? • A) In September we hired a new secretary; the following month, a typist; and in November, a bookkeeper. • B) In September, we hired a new secretary, and the following month, a bookkeeper. • C) In September we hired a secretary, a typist and a bookkeeper. A
  23. 23. Correct Punctuation SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question. 22) Insert commas where necessary or write "none." • My sister makes good vegetables seldom desserts. My sister makes good vegetables, seldom desserts.
  24. 24. Correct Punctuation • 23) Insert commas where necessary or write "none." • John will arrive on Sunday afternoon not evening. John will arrive on Sunday afternoon, not evening.
  25. 25. Correct Punctuation 24) Insert commas where necessary or write "none." • We sang "Happy Birthday" to my sister. NONE
  26. 26. Correct Punctuation TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false. • 25) Use a comma in a sentence that includes a direct address. TRUE
  27. 27. Correct Punctuation • SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question. • 26) Use _______________ to separate items in a series of three or more words, phrases, or clauses. COMMAS
  28. 28. Correct Punctuation • 27) When a ___________________ precedes each item in the series, omit the commas. CONJUNCTION
  29. 29. Correct Punctuation • 28) Use a ___________________ between two or more adjectives that describe the same noun. COMMA
  30. 30. Correct Punctuation • 29) If the word _____________________ doesn't make sense between the adjectives, do not insert a comma between them. AND
  31. 31. Correct Punctuation • 30) Use a comma before a _________________________ that joins independent clauses. COORDINATE CONJUNCTION
  32. 32. Correct Punctuation • MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. • 31) Which of the following is NOT considered to be a coordinate conjunction in business writing? • A) but B) for C) nor D) so E) and SO
  33. 33. Correct Punctuation • 32) Which of the following is NOT considered to be a short introductory expression? • A) yes B) well C) oh D) okay E) no OKAY
  34. 34. Correct Punctuation • TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false. • 33) When directly addressing the person you're writing to by name, enclose the name in quotation marks. FALSE • 34) Commas are needed when a conjunction precedes each item in a series. FALSE

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