PSAT Writing : Correcting Other Punctuation Errors

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Correcting Other Punctuation Errors

Replace the underlined portion with the answer choice that results in a sentence that is clear, precise, and meets the requirements of standard written English. One of the answer choices reproduces the underlined portion as it is written in the sentence.

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week

Possible Answers:

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week!

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week?

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week;

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week.

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week,

Correct answer:

Who will take care of my dog, who needs a lot of care and attention, when I go on vacation next week?

Explanation:

Because the sentence starts with the word "who," it should be obvious that it is a question and thus has to end with a question mark. Don't get confused by the extra phrase that describes the dog.

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