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UWC Jeopardy Grammar and PunctuationThe court Name that The pause that The pen is Potpourri rules blooper! refreshes mightier than the rule 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Bank
The court rules for 100Two complete sentences (punctuated asone) with no punctuation between them.
The court rules for 200Is Bob dead, did something break?
The court rules for 300One subject, one verb (predicate), andit stands alone.
The court rules for 400“Between you and I, this game is hard.”
The court rules for 500One independent clause + one dependentclause
Name that blooper! for 100Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake”!
Name that blooper! for 200Warm and plump, Mary Beth inhaled thelong-awaited hot dog.
Name that blooper! for 300My parents bought a house from a man withno inside plumbing.
Name that blooper! for 400The dog wants it’s toy.
Name that blooper! for 500The perfect Martini uses equal parts dry andsweet Vermouth, having no more than oneounce of water or ice, and is always madewith gin instead of vodka.
Pause that refreshes for 100 The little mark that separates letters in an email address like “email@example.com.”
Pause that refreshes for 200The punctuation mark that separates twocomplete sentences and that is not a period,dash, or colon.
Pause that refreshes for 300It can be used to introduce a long list.
Pause that refreshes for 400One of three ways to fix a run-on sentence.
Pause that refreshes for 500A punctuation mark that is often substitutedfor the colon or comma and is consideredless formal.
The pen is mightier for 100A part of a sentence used as a full sentence.Yeah, like this.
The pen is mightier for 200The policemen, firemen, and mailmen hadgathered to honor fallen heroes.
The pen is mightier for 300Who did you call last night?
The pen is mightier for 400With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountainof despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able totransform the jangling discords of our nation into abeautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we willbe able to work together, to pray together, to struggletogether, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedomtogether, knowing that we will be free one day.
The pen is mightier for 500To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Potpourri for 100Michael Crichton combines scientificalinformation with enthralling literature in hisbooks.
Potpourri for 2001. Simple2. Compound3. Complex, and4. Compound-complex
Potpourri for 300In spite of its name, it won’t catch spellingerrors like “there” for “their.”
Potpourri for 400Someone comes to the writing center everyhour to get their paper reviewed.
Potpourri for 500If we cooperate together, we can fulfill thenecessary requirements in a timelymanner.
The court rules Name that blooper!1. Run on 1. Exclamation point goes inside2. Comma splice quote (part of quoted material)3. Sentence (or simple sentence) 2. Dangling modifier4. Incorrect case (objective after 3. Misplaced modifier preposition) 4. Incorrect possessive form5. Complex sentence 5. List not in parallel structure The pen is mightier than the rule 1. Sentence fragment 2. Discriminatory language The pause that refreshes 3. Acceptable use of who; less formal than whom 4. Parallel structure 1. Hyphen 5. Acceptable split infinitive 2. Semi-colon (;) 3. Colon (:) Potpourri 4. Period; semi-colon; or comma with coordinating 1. A word that is not a word conjunction 2. Types of sentences 5. Dash 3. Spell-check 4. Noun-pronoun agreement 5. Wordy sentence
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