ACT English 3.4 Punctuation
ACT English: Punctuation Drill 3, Problem 4. Which choice best formats this list of items?
|Product Type||ACT English|
|Punctuation||Colons, Hyphens, and Apostrophes|
|Test Prep||ACT English|
"Groceries" describes the rest of the items in the sentence. It shouldn't just be thrown
in there with each of the specific items Julio is buying.
When we're listing items that fit in a category, we often like to use our little buddy, the
colon. So C and D look promising. They're the only
options that use one.
Here's where this one gets tricky. After we bring a colon into the mix, the oxford comma
isn't really optional anymore.
The final item of a list needs to be preceded by both a comma and an apostrophe, and C is
the only one with the comma before the last item.
Nice work. You win an apos-trophy.