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Which answer uses the colon correctly?
a) My mother gave me very specific directions: I have to finish my homework before watching TV. b) My mother gave me very specific directions I have to finish: my homework before watching TV. c) My mother gave me very specific directions, I have to finish my homework: before watching TV. d) My mother gave me: very specific directions, I have to finish my homework before watching TV.
Which answer uses the colon correctly?
a) I am supposed to be home: at 830 p.m. tonight because it gets dark at 900 p.m. b) I am supposed to be home at 830 p.m. tonight: because it gets dark at 900 p.m. c) I am supposed to be home at 8:30 p.m. tonight because it gets dark at 9:00 p.m. d) I am supposed to be home: at 830 p.m. tonight because it gets dark at 900 p.m.
Which answer uses the colon correctly?
a) Dear Dr: Hunt and Dr: Smith b) Dear Dr: Hunt and Dr: Smith: c) Dear: Dr. Hunt and Dr. Smith d) Dear Dr. Hunt and Dr. Smith:
Which answer uses the colon correctly?
a) I need to buy: quite a few things from the store, eggs, milk, rice, apples, bread, and juice. b) I need to buy quite a few things from the store: eggs: milk: rice: apples: bread: and juice. c) I need to buy quite a few things: from the store, eggs, milk, rice, apples, bread, and juice. d) I need to buy quite a few things from the store: eggs, milk, rice, apples, bread, and juice.
Which is a correct use of the colon?
a) to separate two independent clauses b) none of the above c) to introduce a long list d) to end a sentence
Which is a correct use of the colon?
a) in the greeting of a business letter b) none of the above c) to end a sentence d) in the greeting of a personal letter
Which is a correct use of the colon?
a) to correctly record a time (separate hours and minutes) b) to end a sentence c) to separate two independent clauses d) correct answer not included
Which answer shows a colon?
a) , b) : c) " d) -
Which answer shows a colon used correctly in a book title?
a) George Washington: Our First President b) George Washington Our First President: c) George Washington Our First: Present d) correct answer not included
Which answer uses a colon correctly?
a) Yosemite National Park has so much to offer to visitors: mountains, waterfalls, rivers, flowers, and wildlife. b) Yosemite National Park: has so much to offer to visitors mountains, waterfalls, rivers, flowers, and wildlife. c) Yosemite National Park has so much to offer to visitors mountains: waterfalls: rivers: flowers: and wildlife. d) correct answer not included
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