Semicolons
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  • Question 1
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence uses the semicolon correctly?

    answer choices

    The man was wet he was standing in the rain; without an umbrella.

    The man was wet; for he was standing in the rain without an umbrella.

    The man was wet; he was standing in the rain without an umbrella.

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is NOT a conjunctive adverb?
    answer choices
    However
    But
    Indeed
    Furthermore
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    He doesn't like living near the beach; The salty air is making his car rust.

    He doesn't like living near the beach; the salty air is making his car rust.

    He doesn't like living near the beach; because the salty air is making his car rust.

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    We did an experiment in class and all the students participated.

    We did an experiment in class; all the students participated.

    We did an experiment in class; and all the students participated.

    We did an experiment in class; All the students participated.

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    It was a very hot day; I had to use a fan to keep cool.

    It was a very hot day, I had to use a fan to keep cool.

    It was a very hot day; using a fan to keep cool.

    It was a very hot day; so I had to use a fan to keep cool.

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    My friend was feeling sick; I walked her to the nurse’s office.

    My friend was feeling sick; so I walked her to the nurse’s office.

    My friend was feeling sick, I walked her to the nurse’s office.

    My friend was feeling sick; and I walked her to the nurse’s office.

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    The traffic on the freeway was horrible; so I decided to wait.

    The traffic on the freeway was horrible, I decided to wait.

    The traffic on the freeway was horrible; I decided to wait.

    The traffic on the freeway was horrible; and I decided to wait.

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    My class is having a party tomorrow, I’m bringing chips and salsa.

    My class is having a party tomorrow; I’m bringing chips and salsa.

    My class is having a party tomorrow; so I’m bringing chips and salsa.

    My class is having a party tomorrow; with chips and salsa.

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    The big dog scared the little boy; He ran the other way.

    The big dog scared the little boy; therefore, he ran the other way.

    The big dog scared the little boy; so he ran the other way.

    The big dog scared the little boy. He ran the other way; screaming.

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    Steven’s book report is due on Friday, He is reading the book now.

    Steven’s book report is due on Friday; but he is reading the book now.

    Steven is reading the book now; his report is due on Friday.

    Steven is reading the book now, his report is due on Friday.

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    Pam and Lisa had a fight yesterday; however they are best friends today.

    Pam and Lisa had a fight yesterday, however, they are best friends today.

    Pam and Lisa had a fight yesterday; however, they are best friends today.

    Pam and Lisa are not talking to each other today, they had a fight.

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    Popsicles are on sale at the store, my dad bought me one.

    My dad bought me some popsicles; they were on sale at the store.

    My dad bought me some popsicles; for they were on sale at the store.

    Popsicles are on sale at the store; so my dad bought me one.

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which sentence is correct?

    answer choices

    Every Saturday night, my little brother gathers up his things to take a bath: goggles, shower cap, and snorkel; bubble bath, soap, and shampoo; tapes, stereo, and rubber duck.

    Every Saturday night, my little brother gathers up his things to take a bath: goggles shower cap and snorkel; bubble bath soap and shampoo; tapes stereo and rubber duck.

    Every Saturday night, my little brother gathers up his things to take a bath: goggles, shower cap, and snorkel, bubble bath, soap, and shampoo, tapes, stereo, and rubber duck.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. Tomorrow the supervisor will come to our shift meeting _________ and listen to the complaints of the kitchen staff
    answer choices
    comma
    semicolon
    no punctuation
  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q.

    The dull, droning speech of the college president put us to sleep _________ the crash of her water glass on the floor woke us up.

    answer choices

    comma

    semicolon

    no punctuation

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