Hyphen Worksheet

Hyphen Worksheet

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Questions 1 – 4: Written Response

1. List three different uses for the hyphen.

2. Write a sentence with at least two hyphens used correctly and for different purposes.

3. Why might someone hyphenate re-recollect or re-sign in a sentence?

4. What are the three prefixes and one suffix that always require a hyphen?

Questions 5 – 9:  Multiple Choice

5. Hyphens require spaces on both sides when used properly. True or false?

A. True

B. False

6. Which of the following are hyphenated correctly?

A. For-ward

B. No-rthern

C. Tri-angle

D. Printe-d

E. Both A and C

7. The dash and the hyphen are the same type of punctuation? True or False?

A. True

B. False

8. Which sentence is correct?

A. The golden-brown dog jumped into the pool.

B. The golden brown dog jum-ped into the pool.

C. The golden-brown-dog jumped into the pool.

D. The golden-brown dog jumped – into the pool.

9. Where did the em dash get its name?

A. It was named after a woman named Em.

B. It is roughly the equivalent length of a capital M.

C. Scholars choose dash names alphabetically.

D. There’s no such thing as an em dash.

10. Which of the following are hyphen uses?

A. Family relations

B. Indicating stammering in dialogue

C. Forming a compound adjective before a noun

D. When spelling out compound numbers or fractions

E. All of the above

*Bonus Question

Write a short paragraph that encompasses all of the hyphen uses.

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