Punctuation Game

By Sharon

So you think you know your punctuation? Now you can put it to the test. Eats, Shoots and Leaves, reviewed by Maeve in July, has a punctuation game online.

punctuation game

There are to questions on the placement of the apostrophe and comma, and at the end of the game you get a score showing how much of a stickler you are for correct punctuation use.

Review our tips on punctuation, then take the quiz. Good luck! Come back and share your score in the comments.

Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises!


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12 Responses to “Punctuation Game”

  • Jennifer

    83% – 100% on the commas but a couple apostrophes tripped me up. This reminded me of an online quiz I saw recently about the 25 most commonly misspelled words: http://www.businesswriting.com/tests/commonmisspelled.html. It’s good to reminded that even though I think I’m better at this stuff than most people (or at least my students), there’s always room for improvement!

  • Chris

    83% for me.

  • Mikael Høilund

    92 percent for me, and I must say I disagree with the last one. I don’t believe there *has* to be a comma in “Of course there weren’t enough tickets for everybody.”

  • Miss Godiva

    I scored 83% and i agree with Mikael that the last question doesn’t necessarily require a comma. It could have two different meanings, with or without the comma. But a fun game nonetheless, although a little short. I love quizzes! 🙂

  • Mikael Høilund

    Jennifer: Your test has lots of syno- and homonyms that it only accepts one of. It told me I was wrong for spelling judgement as judgment. 🙁

  • Sharon

    Thanks for the link to the test, Jennifer. I think some of us might fall foul of different spelling conventions, as Mikael points out.

  • nancy

    enroll me. 4 regular writing tips……………

  • Christina

    92%. I argued against the comma in tall bearded man. The computer disagreed.

  • bsravanin

    I’m a 100% stickler! Yippee. But I agree that commas often give us dilemmas.

  • Peter

    Your test has lots of syno- and homonyms

    Since we’re being sticklers: that should be “syn- and homonyms”, I suppose; the “o” is part of the Greek root “onyma/onoma” 🙂

  • Mikael Høilund

    Damn, owned :<

  • Richard Best

    I’m afraid “There are to questions” casts your website in a bad light. Proof reading is not optional, if you care about writing and the English language.

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