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by Andrea Merrell
1. Insert quotation marks where they are needed:
I can’t believe my eyes, Dad shouted over the roar of the crowd. What were you thinking?
2. Underline the phrases that should be italicized:
Gerald wrote an article for the local paper entitled, City in Crisis.
Spirit & HEART: A Devotional Journey was the first book published by Christian Devotions.
3. Which sentence is correct?
Maggie rolled out of bed, slipped into her pink robe, and slowly made her way to the kitchen.
Maggie rolled out of bed, slipped into her pink robe, slowly made her way to the kitchen.
4. Is the comma necessary in this sentence?
The whole youth group was taking a trip to the mall and Sally wanted to go, too.
5. Tighten this sentence:
Here is the check that I meant to give to you on Sunday before service that was for the mission project that was planned by the youth group last month.
6. Underline the correct word in each sentence:
Stacy and Rick were going to their/they’re/there cousin’s birthday party.
My Mom/mom gave me tickets to the ballet.
Its/It’s going to be cloudy and rainy all weekend.
7. Underline the correct sentence:
“Stop staring at me.” She shouted.
“Stop staring at me,” she shouted.
“Did you get the package I sent?” Frankie asked.
“Did you get the package I sent, Frankie asked?”
8. What’s wrong with this paragraph?
“So, how ‘bout I take you out for coffee and we discuss it. I’ve been told I’m a very good listener.” “I don’t drink coffee,” she said a little too quickly. “Well, how about dinner? You do eat dinner, don’t you?”
9. Whose POV are we in? (Jeff/Rae)
“Tell you what,” Jeff said, shaking his head up and down as if he loved the idea he had just come up with. “Tomorrow, I pick you both up at nine o’clock, take you to breakfast, then we head off to the pistol range.”
Rae felt like she might throw up.
Now it's your turn - pick out two or three and leave a comment to let us know your answers.
Andrea Merrell is Associate Editor for www.ChristianDevotions.us and Copy Editor for www.DevoKids.com. She is published in Spirit & HEART: A Devotional Journey, Faith & Finances: In God We Trust, and Closer to God: True Stories of Extraordinary Answers to Prayer by Guideposts. For writing or editing services, or for more information, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website: www.andreamerrell.com.