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Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen with a noun, adjective, or adverb and a present participle when they come before a noun.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. The doctor prescribed some medicine that was fast-acting.
  2. The doctor prescribed a fast-acting medication.
  3. Those were some beautiful looking flowers.
  4. It was a heavily-decorated room.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen to connect two words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Mr. Harrison was a well-respected member of society.
  2. Mr. Harrison was well-respected.
  3. Long-term-planning is something ever high school should do.
  4. On my birthday, I will turn twenty-one.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, L.8.2a, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.3
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man." - Notes from the Underground

In the sentence above, how is the ellipsis used?
  1. To indicate an omission in the sentence
  2. To show the narrator trailing off in thought
  3. To denote information before the sentence
  4. To connect the two ideas
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The mayor-elect signed the bill into law.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use a hyphen with select suffixes.
  3. Use a hyphen with a noun and past participle.
  4. Use a hyphen with compound modifiers.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen between a prefix and a capitalized word.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. We live in a post-baby era.
  2. Many people who burn the flag are anti-American.
  3. We took steps to start pre-planning for retirement.
  4. I am pro Canadian.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in a compound adjective with a fraction.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. I ate half-a-pizza.
  2. Half-of-a-pepperoni pizza was left.
  3. I half-wanted to eat the entire pizza, but I knew I had to save some for others.
  4. Three-quarters are equal to 75-cents or 75-percent of a dollar.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in compound adjectives with numbers when the number comes first.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Students will learn how to multiply in year-3 of their schooling.
  2. She is going into her third-year of school.
  3. I am going to college to study to be a first-grade teacher.
  4. When I graduate, I want to teach first-grade.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen with compound expressions.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Cars should try-to-avoid driving the wrong way on one way streets.
  2. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong way on one-way-streets.
  3. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong-way on one way streets.
  4. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong way on one-way streets.
Grade 12 Capitalization CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.1b, L.11-12.2
A style manual says "do not capitalize 'the' in the middle of a sentence."
Which choice violates this rule?
  1. I plan to attend The Ohio State University.
  2. We're taking a trip to the United Kingdom.
  3. The British Isles are a group of islands.
  4. I want to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use hyphens with prefixes ex, self, and all, but only when ex means former.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. The ex-principal wished he could get his job back.
  2. My sister showed she was very self-ish when she ate the last piece of pizza.
  3. To be omniscient means to be allknowing.
  4. The self-serves itself.
Grade 12 Capitalization CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.1b, L.11-12.2
A style manual says "do not capitalize 'the' in the middle of a sentence."
However, it makes an exception for book titles. Which choice correctly demonstrates the exception?
  1. Hunter wanted to attend The University of Portland.
  2. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings.
  3. History will never forget the role of The United Kingdom during World War I.
  4. Engineering has become one of the most popular majors at the University of California.
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