Another Pop Quiz!

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Yes, it’s quiz time again! I know many of you actually read my posts and perhaps even try to make some changes (if you’re using American grammar), so I hope this little quiz is easy for you!

FYI: There may be more than one correct answer in each section. Yes. I know. I am BAD!

 Using hyphens

  1. Amy is a rambunctious 3-year old!
  2. Amy is a rambunctious 3-year-old!
  3. Amy is a rambunctious 3 year-old!

Link to a hyphens post

 Using semicolons

  1. John loves helping others with social media; I am grateful for his help.
  2. Frank lives in Denver, Colo., Susan lives in Buzzards Bay, Mass., and Sarah lives in Helena, Mont.
  3. Frank lives in Denver, Colo.; Susan lives in Buzzards Bay, Mass.; and Sarah lives in Helena, Mont.

Link to a semicolons post

 Using commas

  1. Thanks for sharing, Susan!
  2. Sarah loves cats, Amy loves dogs, and Fran loves all animals.
  3. Thanks for sharing Susan!

Link to commas post — see Rule #2


More commas

  1. Interior designer Ann Gilbert will be here at 3 tomorrow.
  2. Interior designer, Ann Gilbert, will be here at 3 tomorrow.
  3. Our interior designer, Ann Gilbert, will be here at 3 tomorrow.

Link to commas post


Even more commas

  1. We appreciate your order, we will ship your item out today.
  2. We appreciate your order, and we will ship your item out today.
  3. We appreciate your order. We will ship your item out today.

 Link to commas post  

Answers:  Hyphens: #2  Semicolons: #1, #3   Commas: #1, #2
More commas: #1, #3   Even more commas: #2, #3

So, how did you do? Are you comfortable using these marks in the American grammar system?