Unit 3: Punctuation

Anytime you see different punctuation in the answer choices, that’s what you’re being tested on.

Example: Usually waking up before 4:00 am; bakers are expected to have their products ready for the breakfast crowd.

A) NO CHANGE

B)  4:00 am: bakers

C)  4:00 am, bakers

D) 4:00am bakers

Strategy:

  1. Look at answer choices and determine that the punctuation is changing between answer choices.
  2. Use your tests for semicolon, period, colon, single and double dash, and apostrophes.
  3. If testing commas, do a mental checklist of the 7 rules of commas to be sure the comma in question has a legitimate purpose.