QUIZZES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Origin of want ad

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for want ad

  • Before the old man could answer they had reached the want-ad counter.

  • I was told the Enquirer posted the “want-ad” sheets of the paper at its back door an hour before daylight.

    Broke|Edwin A. Brown
  • Thinking that Mr. Malcom might have gone back to the want-ad department, she hastily returned there.

British Dictionary definitions for want ad

want ad

noun

informal a classified advertisement in a newspaper, magazine, etc, for something wanted, such as property or employment
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012