Punctuation Game

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.

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12 thoughts on “Punctuation Game”

  1. 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: . 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!

  2. 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! 🙂

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

  4. 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” 🙂

  5. 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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