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Test Your Knowledge With This Comma Quiz

This quiz focuses on commas used with two independent clauses. Be sure to read the article “Banish Comma Confusion” first ( http://simplewriting.org/comma-quiz ) and review “The Simple Writing Writer’s Guide” (available free on this website: look to the right of articles). Then, choose the sentence with correct comma usage. Only one sentence in each item is correct.

You’ll receive your score at the end, and you can take the quiz as many times as you like.

1. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #1

 
 
 
 

2. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #1

 

 
 
 
 

3. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5

 

 
 
 
 

4. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #4

 

 
 
 
 

5. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #8

 

 
 
 
 

6. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #8

 

 
 
 
 

7. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #4

 

 
 
 
 

8. Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly. See Writer’s Guide #4

 

 
 
 
 

9. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #2

 

 
 
 
 

10. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #2

 

 
 
 
 

11. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #1

 

 
 
 
 

12. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #8

 

 
 
 
 

13. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #4

 
 
 
 

14. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #4 and #1

 

 
 
 
 

15. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #1 and #11.2

 

 
 
 
 

16. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #1

 

 
 
 
 

17. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #11.2 and #9

 

 
 
 
 

18. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #2

 

 
 
 
 

19. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #1

 

 
 
 
 

20. Choose the sentence with correct comma placement. See Writer’s Guide #5 and #4