Quiz: Only 1 in 50 People Can Pass This Semicolon Test. Can You?

Think you know how to use semicolons properly?

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 Feb 28, 2017
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Question: 1/10Pick the correct answer!


A semicolon functions like a period, EXCEPT it ________
separates the subject and predicate
divides two sentence fragments
joins two closely related sentences

Question: 2/10Pick the correct answer!


A semicolon can be used between items in a series, if ________
the items are long or if the phrases contain commas
the items are all closely related and dependent
the phrases all begin with the same preposition

Question: 3/10Pick the correct answer!


Semicolons are most often used to connect ________
an independent clause and a dependent clause
sentence fragments and dependent clauses
two independent clauses

Question: 4/10Pick the correct answer!


Which of the following statements is TRUE?
don't use a semicolon if there's a close connection between clauses
insert a semicolon to divide two unrelated, dependent clauses
use a semicolon only if there is a close connection between clauses

Question: 5/10Pick the correct answer!


Which sentence is punctuated CORRECTLY?
Earlier today; salesperson and I had a heated discussion.
neither
Earlier today, the salesperson; and I had a heated discussion.

Question: 6/10Pick the correct answer!


Which sentence is punctuated CORRECTLY?
The jury deliberated twelve hours. Their verdict was announced at midnight.
Both
The jury deliberated twelve hours; their verdict was announced at midnight.

Question: 7/10Determine which two words the semicolon belongs around.


It is raining outside I will bring my umbrella with me.
outside; I
raining; outside
bring; my

Question: 8/10Determine which two words the semicolon belongs around.


Some colleges offer full time scholarships others do not.
scholarships; others
colleges; offer
time; scholarships

Question: 9/10Pick the correct answer!


Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.
You asked for forgiveness he granted it to you.
You asked for: forgiveness. He granted it to you.
You asked for forgiveness; he granted it to you.

Question: 10/10Pick the correct answer!


Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.
The American flag has three colors; red, white, and blue.
The American flag has: three colors. Red, white, and blue.
The American flag has three colors: red, white, and blue.
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