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Determine How To Use The Semicolon Correctly.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) I think I will go out and ice skate; I think the new Beauty and the Beast looks good.
b) An armadillo is a mammal; and so is a kangaroo.
c) Until I see proof; I do not believe you are a billionaire.
d) I want to go to the movies; however, my my is making me watch my little sister.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) Zimbabwe seems like a nice place to vacation; but I don't think I'll ask my mom to book a trip.
b) Skydiving seems like a scary adventure; nonetheless, I'd love to try it!
c) School can be boring; and I think I get bored easily.
d) The Incredible Hulk is my favorite character; don't you think Fetty Wap's new song is lit?

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) Taylor Swift is performing in many cities, including New York City, New York; Chicago, Illinois; and Austin, Texas.
b) Traffic seems to be most hectic in New York City, New York, Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California.
c) Why is it that pop music is most popular among tweens; teens; and twenty-year olds?
d) When I get to high school, I want to take ag; yearbook; advanced gym; and family and consumer science.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) We have paid our dues we expect all the privileges; listed in the contract.
b) Although they tried; they failed.
c) The conference has people who have come from Moscow, Idaho, Springfield, California, Alamo, Tennessee, and other places.
d) Some people write with a stylus; others write with a pen or pencil.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) You asked for forgiveness; he granted it to you.
b) We ask; therefore, that you keep this matter confidential.
c) The order was requested six weeks ago, therefore; I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
d) The American flag has three colors; red, white, and blue.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) She said she loved the book; so, I gave it to her.
b) She has three dogs; two poodles and a beagle.
c) I have been to San Francisco, California; Reno, Nevada; and Seattle, Washington.
d) The orchestra; excluding the violin section, was not up to par.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) I need a few items at the store; clothespins, a bottle opener, and paper towels.
b) I answered the phone but; no one seemed to be on the other end of the line.
c) Denise prefers to eat chicken or fish; I’m a vegetarian.
d) The centerpieces had her favorite flowers. Roses, carnations, and daisies.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.
a) Please; give me some time I do not want to be rushed.
b) While visiting the beach; we saw pelicans, stingrays, and iguanas.
c) They were missing a few things on their camping trip; namely, they forgot sunscreen, towels, and firewood.
d) I would like to leave early in the morning therefore; I am going to bed soon.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon INCORRECTLY.
a) On our last trip we stayed in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida.
b) Estella landed her dream summer job; she’ll be an intern in a senator’s office.
c) On a Harley motorcycle, my grandmother has traveled to Anchorage, Alaska; San Francisco, California; and Tijuana, Mexico.
d) Roberto can’t decide among three careers: dentist; veterinarian; or physical therapist.

Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon INCORRECTLY.
a) I had a great weekend; visiting with friends, playing golf, and eating at a nice restaurant.
b) Next weekend, I plan to go hiking; hiking is one of my favorite activities.
c) It might rain next weekend, though; I might have to stay inside.
d) I like to spend time outdoors; I can't stand to stay inside.

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