Punctuation exercises for IELTS

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Punctuation exercises for IELTS

Punctuation exercises for IELTSHave you read the information page on punctuation? Click here to read it before you try the punctuation exercises.

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Complete the punctuation exercises below to test your knowledge of punctuation.

Do the sentences below have correct punctuation? If not, what corrections need to be made?

1. My best friend comes from the south of Italy

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Needs a FULL STOP – My best friend comes from the south of Italy.

 

2. Did you have time to go to the post office?

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This is correct

 

3. “Get out of my house and never come back.”

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Should have an EXCLAMATION MARK – “Get out of my house and never come back!

 

4. They wont be here until later.

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APOSTROPHE – They won’t be here until later.

 

5. There are two main problems that need resolution: unemployment and crime.

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This sentence is correct.

 

6. This recipe requires flour, eggs, milk, sugar and water.

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This sentence is correct

 

7. The internet developed over 30 years ago is used in almost every household.

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COMMAS to create a clause – The internet, developed over 30 years ago, is used in almost every household.

 

8. The project was supposed to cost $12 million; it ended up costing $25 million.

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This sentence is correct

 

9. Twelve people started the game; but now there are only four people left.

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SEMI COLON (CHANGE TO COMMA) 12 people started the game, but now there are only 4 people left.

 

10. Go shopping for: bread, butter, milk and sugar.

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Remove COLON – Go shopping for bread, butter, milk and sugar.

 

11. “What colour is your car?” “Its blue.”

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APOSTROPHE – “What colour is your car?” “It’s blue.”

 

12. If the government invested more money into education, there would be lower levels of unemployment.

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This sentence is correct.

 

 

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