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This is the last one don't screw it up!
a) This is the last one; don't screw it up! b) This is the last one: don't screw it up! c) This is the last one, don't screw it up! d) This is the last one, don't: screw it up!
Since I wasn't telling the truth before can you ever believe me again?
a) Since I wasn't telling the truth before, can you ever believe me again? b) Since I wasn't telling the truth before; can you ever believe me again? c) Since I wasn't telling the truth before: can you ever believe me again? d) Since I wasn't telling, the truth, before, can you ever believe me: again?
I watched carefully as the dog with the spot on its eye came close to me he turned out to be friendly.
a) I watched carefully as the dog with the spot on its eye came close to me; he turned out to be friendly. b) I watched carefully as the dog, with the spot on its eye, came close to me, he turned out to be friendly. c) I watched carefully as the dog, with the spot on its eye, came close to me; he turned out to be friendly. d) I watched carefully as the dog with the spot on its eye came close to me: he turned out to be friendly.
These sentences don't go well together at all what kind of punctuation do they require?
a) These sentences don't go well together at all; what kind of punctuation do they require? b) These sentences don't go well together at all, what kind of punctuation do they require? c) These sentences don't go well together at all: what kind of punctuation do they require? d) These sentences, don't go well together: at all, what kind of punctuation; do they: require?
Ever since i was old enough to walk or talk I have been the center of my parents' attention.
a) Ever since i was old enough to walk or talk, I have been the center of my parents' attention. b) Ever since i was old enough to walk or talk; I have been the center of my parents' attention. c) Ever since i was old enough to walk or talk: I have been the center of my parents' attention. d) Ever since i was old enough: to walk, or talk, I have been the center of my parents' attention.
Without cheating the odds that you will not beat my score are almost 127,796 to 1.
a) Without cheating, the odds that you will not beat my score are almost 127,796 to 1. b) Without cheating, the odds that you will not beat my score: are almost 127,796 to 1. c) Without cheating the odds: that you will not beat my score, are almost 127,796 to 1. d) Without cheating; the odds that you will not beat my score, are almost 127,796 to 1.
If I take the 500 shuttle to the airport I will have time to stop in the gift shop.
a) If I take the 5:00 shuttle to the airport, I will have time to stop in the gift shop. b) If I take the 5:00 shuttle to the airport; I will have time to stop in the gift shop. c) If I take the 500 shuttle to the airport, I will have time to stop in the gift shop. d) If I take the 5:00 shuttle to the airport: I will have time to stop in the gift shop.
Grandma's false teeth are like the stars they come out every night.
a) Grandma's false teeth are like the stars: they come out every night. b) Grandma's false teeth are like the stars, they come out every night. c) Grandma's false teeth are like the stars; they come out every night. d) Grandma's false teeth are like: the stars they come out every night.
Your thin, yellow sweater uncombed, gnarly hair and big, floppy shoes make a good costume.
a) Your thin, yellow sweater; uncombed, gnarly hair; and big, floppy shoes make a good costume. b) Your thin, yellow sweater, uncombed, gnarly hair, and big, floppy shoes make a good costume. c) Your thin, yellow sweater: uncombed, gnarly hair: and big, floppy shoes make a good costume. d) Your thin, yellow sweater; uncombed, gnarly hair; and big, floppy shoes: make a good costume.
I think therefore I am.
a) I think, therefore I am. b) I think; therefore I am. c) I think therefore; I am. d) I think, therefore: I am.
Don't look now but the kid next to you is cheating .... I said don't look!
a) Don't look now, but the kid next to you is cheating .... I said don't look! b) Don't look now; but the kid next to you is cheating .... I said don't look! c) Don't look now: but the kid next to you is cheating .... I said don't look! d) Don't look now, but the kid next to you is: cheating .... I said don't look!
This Thanksgiving let's count our blessings and let's eat so much food that our buttons pop off.
a) This Thanksgiving let's count our blessings, and let's eat so much food that our buttons pop off. b) This Thanksgiving let's count our blessings; and let's eat so much food that our buttons pop off. c) This Thanksgiving let's count our blessings: and let's eat so much food that our buttons pop off. d) This Thanksgiving let's count: our blessings and, let's eat so much food that our buttons pop off.
Christmas is in 42 days you'd better hurry up and shop for your English teacher.
a) Christmas is in 42 days; you'd better hurry up, and shop for your English teacher. b) Christmas is in 42 days: you'd better hurry up and shop for your English teacher. c) Christmas is in 42 days, you'd better hurry up; and shop for your English teacher. d) Christmas is in 42 days; you'd better hurry up and shop, for your English teacher.
Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go!
a) Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go! b) Over the river and through the woods; to grandmother's house we go! c) Over the river and through the woods: to grandmother's house we go! d) Over the river, and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go!
One of these days my ship will come in and I'll be rich.
a) One of these days, my ship will come in, and I'll be rich. b) One of these days my ship will come in; and I'll be rich. c) One of these days my ship will come in: and I'll be rich. d) One of these days, my ship will come in; and I'll be rich.
At least if I can't be smart I'm glad that I'm good-looking.
a) At least, if I can't be smart, I'm glad that I'm good-looking. b) At least if I can't be smart; I'm glad that I'm good-looking. c) At least if I can't be smart: I'm glad that I'm good-looking. d) At least if I can't be smart, I'm glad that I'm good-looking.
This should be getting easier but that's not always the case.
a) This should be getting easier, but that's not always the case. b) This should be getting easier; but that's not always the case. c) This should be getting easier: but that's not always the case. d) This should be getting easier, but that's not; always the case.
Before you get it right how many times will you need to see this one?
a) Before you get it right, how many times will you need to see this one? b) Before you get it right; how many times will you need to see this one? c) Before you get it right: how many times will you need to see this one? d) Before you get it right how many times; will you need to see this one?
These sentences are all messed up they all need punctuation added.
a) These sentences are all messed up; they all need punctuation added. b) These sentences are all messed up, they all need punctuation added. c) These sentences are all messed up: they all need punctuation added. d) These sentences are: all messed up, they all need punctuation added.
Fluffy brown bunnies make me happy thoughts of Hitler make me sad.
a) Fluffy, brown bunnies make me happy; thoughts of Hitler make me sad. b) Fluffy, brown bunnies make me happy: thoughts of Hitler make me sad. c) Fluffy brown bunnies make me, happy thoughts; of Hitler make me sad. d) Fluffy brown bunnies make me happy, thoughts of Hitler make me sad.
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