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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
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Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b

“Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.
Lord Polonius: What is the matter, my lord?
Hamlet: Between who?
Lord Polonius: I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.” - Hamlet

In the passage above, colons are used to
  1. introduce lists of items.
  2. connect closely related clauses.
  3. note who is speaking.
  4. add clarification to a clause.
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