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Which answer uses the semicolon correctly?
a) He lives near the beach; the salty air is making his car rust. b) He lives near the beach; and the salty air is making his car rust. c) He lives near the beach, and the salty air is making his car rust; d) correct answer is not included
Which answer is a correct use of a semicolon?
a) to end a sentence b) to connect two related independent clauses without a conjunction c) to punctuate time correctly d) correct answer is not included
Which answer is a correct use of a semicolon?
a) to end a sentence b) to separate parts of a list that might be confusing to the reader c) in the greeting of a letter d) to punctuate time correctly
Which answer uses the semicolon correctly?
a) The traffic on the freeway was horrible; and I decided to wait. b) The traffic on the freeway was horrible, I decided to wait; c) The traffic on the freeway was horrible; I decided to wait. d) correct answer is not included
Which sentence is punctuated correctly (colons and semicolons)?
a) My class is having a party; I have to bring several items: chips, plates, cups, and cookies. b) My class is having a party: I have to bring several items; chips, plates, cups, and cookies. c) My class is having a party: I have to bring several items chips, plates, cups, and cookies. d) My class is having a party; I have to bring several items chips, plates, cups, and cookies.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly (colons and semicolons)?
a) My friend was feeling sick; I walked her to the nurse’s office at 1115 a.m. b) My friend was feeling sick; I walked her to the nurse’s office at: 1115 a.m. c) My friend was feeling sick; I walked her to the nurse’s office at 11:15 a.m. d) My friend was feeling sick: I walked her to the nurse’s office at 11;15 a.m.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly (colons and semicolons)?
a) Biographies are on sale at the store; my dad bought me one titled LeBron James Basketball Star. b) Biographies are on sale at the store: my dad bought me one titled: LeBron James Basketball Star. c) Biographies are on sale at the store; my dad bought me one titled LeBron James: Basketball Star. d) Biographies are on sale at the store; my dad bought me one titled LeBron James; Basketball Star.
What punctuation mark would I use to connect two related independent clauses without using a conjunction?
a) semicolon b) colon c) comma d) period
What punctuation mark would I use to link a long list of items to the sentence introducing the list?
a) semicolon b) period c) colon d) comma
Which punctuation mark would I use to separate a detailed series that might be confusing to the reader?
a) period b) colon c) semicolon d) comma
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