Semicolons
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  • Question 1
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    What is a Semicolon?

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    A punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements.

    A punctuation mark used to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation.

    A punctuation mark indicating a pause between parts of a sentence.

  • Question 2
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    What is the symbol of a Semicolon?

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    (,)

    (:)

    (;)

    (.)

  • Question 3
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    There are only 2 times you need to use Semicolons. What are they?

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    When joining two independent clauses with a Coordinating Conjunction

    separating long items in a list

    Introducing a quote

    separating two independent clauses

  • Question 4
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    How many rules are there to Semicolon?

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    3

    2

    1

    4

  • Question 5
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    Where do you use a Semicolon instead of a Comma?

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    Use it if there are two independent clauses without a conjunction

    Use it when further explaining an idea

  • Question 6
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    Do you have to use a capital letter after a Semicolon?

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    Yes

    No

  • Question 7
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    Where would you put a Semicolon?

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    After you put a Coordinating Conjunction

    At the end of every sentence

    Where you would put a colon

    Where you would put a period

  • Question 8
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    True or False: Semicolons are NOT interchangeable with commas or periods.

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    True

    False

  • Question 9
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    Is there such thing as an oxford semicolon?

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    Yes

    No

  • Question 10
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    True or False: The two clauses MUST be related in some way.

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    True

    False

  • Question 11
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    When do you NOT use a Semicolon? (2 answers)

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    Separating long items in a list

    Joining two independent clauses that are separated by a coordinating conjunction.

    When the independent clauses are not related

  • Question 12
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    When should you use a Semicolon when separating two independent clauses?

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    If they have similar information

    If they build off of each other

    Both

  • Question 13
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    Is the Semicolon stronger or weaker than a period?

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    Stronger

    Weaker

  • Question 14
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    Is the Semicolon Stronger or Weaker than a Comma?

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    Stronger

    Weaker

  • Question 15
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    "Playing games is one of my favorite activities; My sister used to make dutch oven cobbler."

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  • Question 16
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    "When I went on vacation, I went to Springfield, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; and Detroit, Michigan."

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  • Question 17
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    "My sister likes to be on her phone; she anticipates going weeks in advance."

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  • Question 18
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    "Some people like to type; others like to write on paper."

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  • Question 19
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    "I have one goal; to be the best engineer."

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  • Question 20
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    "I was going to the mall; but my car broke down."

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  • Question 21
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    "I like trains; the gym was packed."

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  • Question 22
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    "We can go to the museum to do some research; Tuesdays are pretty quiet there."

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  • Question 23
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    There's one thing I would like to buy; an Xbox One

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  • Question 24
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    "Upperclassmen are permitted off-campus for lunch; underclassmen are permitted on campus."

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  • Question 25
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    ¨Bring any item you want; however, sleeping bags and tents are in short supply.¨

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