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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Colons and Semicolons
Level: Grade 9
Standards: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Score: 2
Tags: ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2.A
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Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” - Oh, the Places You'll Go

Why does the author most likely NOT use a semicolon to connect the sentences "You're on your own. And you know what you know." or the sentences "And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."?
  1. Because semicolons cannot correctly work there
  2. Because semicolons cannot replace conjunctions
  3. Because semicolons would mess up the rhythm
  4. Because the author just doesn't like semicolons
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