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Quiz: Can you survive National Punctuation Day?

National Punctuation Day Quiz


Monica Riese

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 24, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:16 pm CDT

As the Daily Dot’s resident grammar aficionado, I live every day like it’s National Punctuation Day.

Three times this year, I’ve sprung grammar and style quizzes on our editorial staff—usually to a chorus of sighs and panic I choose to interpret as relief and exhilaration, respectively. Today, our readers get the chance to get in on the action too.

Every Sept. 24 since 2004, we celebrate National Punctuation Day as a day of awareness, appreciation, and adoration of those tiny ticks and swooshes that make English make sense. If rereading Oatmeal comics and following Grammar Girl on Twitter wasn’t enough celebration for you, I’ve collected 10 questions on commonly misused punctuation for you to try.

Don’t forget to cross those t’s and dot your i’s: 

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2015, 4:31 pm CDT