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Exercises

Here is a list of the exercises that have been developed to help you test your understanding of the different points covered.

Using the colon to improve style.

The colon.

The semi-colon.

The comma 1.

The comma 2.

The comma splice.

Separating clauses. This exercise tests your understanding of the colon, the semi-colon and the comma.

Conjunctions.

The hyphen.

Contracted word forms.

Using the apostrophe 1.

Using the apostrophe 2.

Lists. This exercise tests your skills with the colon, semicolon and comma to sort out some complicated lists.

Punctuation Marks. This exercise tests your understanding of commas, colons, semi-colons and apostrophes.

Dangling participles

Whose or Who's

It's or Its?

There or Their or They're?

To or Too or Two?

Who or Whom?

I or Me?

Less or fewer?

Like or As?

Split Infinitives.

Using the Subjunctive.

Using Numbers.

Punctuating Embedded Quotations 1.

Punctuating Embedded Quotations 2.

Confusable Words 1.

Confusable Words 2.

Confusable Words 3.

Consistency of Tense.

Common Mistakes. This is a general exercise that tests your understanding of many areas of grammar.

Run-on Sentences.

Pleonasm.

Straying off the point.