- Baker alleges that in multiple board meetings, Weirzman referred to her [(a) as, “that useless cow.”; (b) as “that useless cow.”]
- [(a) But despite; (b) But, despite] Holman’s objections, Enerdyne went ahead with the drilling as planned.
- Eyewitnesses testified that Williams fled the scene in a [(a) brown, 2002; (b) brown 2002] Ford F-150.
- Hernandez claims that Dr. Hurani told her [(a) to: “do whatever it takes to get the patient’s consent.”; (b) to “do whatever it takes to get the patient’s consent.”]
- Four of the [(a) defendants (Rose, Jones, Tate, and Rivers), who; (b) defendants, (Rose, Jones, Tate, and Rivers) who] took the plea deal, received only the minimum sentence.
- Trammell claims that she and Alvarez were at a movie [(a) from 6:10 p.m.–8:50 p.m.; (b) from 6:10 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.]
- Plaintiff Webkit Inc. is a [(a) publicly traded; (b) publicly-traded] company.
- Defendants file this motion solely in an attempt to [(a) run down; (b) run-down] the clock.
- The core issue in this case is not the defendant’s behavior, but rather the constitutionality of the department’s [(a) stop-and-frisk; (b) “stop and frisk”] procedures.
- This leaves us to wonder what it would take to settle this [(a) lawsuit.; (b) lawsuit?]
LawProse Lesson #281: A short punctuation quiz.
As a follow-up to our English-usage quiz from last week, here are 10 questions of common punctuation that can trip up even the most careful writers. Try your hand first and then check the answers at the end.