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  • Question 1
    45 seconds
    Q. Where does the semicolon go?
    She didn’t see the other car coming now her car has a huge dent.
    answer choices
    see;
    her;
    huge;
    coming;
  • Question 2
    20 seconds
    Q. Which is rule #1 of a semicolon?
    answer choices
    Use a semicolon to join two related independent clauses. 
    Use a semicolon to separate information. 
    Use a semicolon to show a long pause in a sentence. 
    Use a semicolon to join two different independent clauses that have nothing in common. 
  • Question 3
    20 seconds
    Q. True or False: A semicolon is used more than a comma.
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 4
    20 seconds
    Q. My sister has hairy knuckles; she likes to comb them when she's bored. 
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon
    incorrect use of a semicolon
  • Question 5
    20 seconds
    Q. Mr. Wilson's dog barks all night long; I hope it gets ran over. 
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon
    incorrect use of a semicolon
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. I am extremely hungry; so my stomach is growling.
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon
    incorrect use of a semicolon
  • Question 7
    20 seconds
    Q. American Horror Story is a popular television show; a show that my parents won't let me watch because of all the mature content. 
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon
    incorrect use of a semicolon 
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. On most days, I am happy to be at school learning and growing; This is not true on days when I am struggling. 
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon
    incorrect use of a semicolon
  • Question 9
    20 seconds
    Q. Before I go to bed, I always brush my teeth; it's a shame my breath still smells horrible. 
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon
    incorrect use of a semicolon
  • Question 10
    20 seconds
    Q. I have to take out the trash; when I get home from school. 
    answer choices
    correct use of a semicolon 
    incorrect use of a semicolon
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Magenta is a bright, purplish pink color
    answer choices
    it is a popular choice for nail polish and lipstick.
    we flew threw the air at 100 miles per hour.
    she sat in her chair and cried.
    why did I get married?
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. I adore Ashley; 
    answer choices
    therefore, I will never disrespect her. 
    consequently, we will be stuck in LA for two weeks.
    meanwhile, Keith is rummaging through the fridge for snacks.
    also, this hurricane season has been a busy one. 
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. After leaving _________ the people on the new committee went down to the coffee shop for a short spirited discussion of next week's agenda.
    answer choices
    comma
    semicolon
    no punctuation
    period
  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q. Juanita usually prefers to work out in the morning ___________  today she intends to go to the gym after her last appointment.
    answer choices
    comma
    semicolon
    no punctuation
    colon
  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. I chose to start a diet after Thanksgiving ________ because holiday food is just too good!
    answer choices
    comma
    semicolon
    no punctuation
    period
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. Fitzgerald writes _____ "I wanted to get out and walk eastward toward the Park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument..." (35).
    answer choices
    comma
    semicolon
    no punctuation
    period
  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q. Standing on the corner of Main Street ________  the Santa Claus rang his bell and collected money for the needy.
    answer choices
    comma
    semicolon
    no punctuation
    period
  • Question 18
    120 seconds
    Q. What is the reason for the following comma?
    She pointed suddenly at me, and everyone looked at me accusingly.
    answer choices
    separates two independent clauses with FANBOYS
    Separates a dependent from an independent clause
    separates items in a list
    that comma is NOT needed
  • Question 19
    120 seconds
    Q. What is the reason for the following semicolon?
    Nearby, the mayor and the council members sat at the table; they debated quite hotly the question of repaving the streets.
    answer choices
    separates two independent clauses
    separates a dependent from an independent clause
    separates independent clauses that already contain too many commas
    that semicolon is NOT needed
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q. Although he works hard, math is difficult for Jared. 
    answer choices
    NO CHANGE
    Although he works, hard math is difficult for Jared.
    Although he works hard math is difficult for Jared
    Although he, works hard, math is hard for Jared. 
  • Question 21
    45 seconds
    Q. Where does the semicolon go?
    She didn’t see the other car coming now her car has a huge dent.
    answer choices
    see;
    her;
    huge;
    coming;
  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q. This weekend, we watched a movie it was amazing
    answer choices
    Semicolon after movie
    Semicolon after watched
    Comma after movie
    Comma after watched
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday I picked out an eight lb pumpkin
    answer choices
    Semicolon after patch
    Semicolon after yesterday
    Comma after patch
    Comma after yesterday
  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q. I can't wait to go swimming this weekend next weekend let's go hiking.
    answer choices
    Semicolon after weekend
    Comma after weekend
    Nothing is needed
    Both are needed
  • Question 25
    60 seconds
    Q. Change this sentence to correctly use a semicolon:
    Gayle likes meatloaf, but she likes shrimp better.
    answer choices
    Gayle likes meatloaf; but she likes shrimp better.
    Gayle likes meatloaf; she likes shrimp better.
    Gayle likes meatloaf but she likes shrimp better.
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