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Common Core Standard L.9-10.2a Questions

Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses.

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Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
A semicolon is used:
  1. around words that add information
  2. to introduce a list of items
  3. in a compound sentence with two independent clauses
  4. to show an interruption
Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers, trucks, and cones.
  2. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town; streets have become covered with bulldozers, trucks, and cones.
  3. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers trucks, and cones.
  4. Road construction in Dallas has; hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers trucks, and cones.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
“By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what's still worse, love any woman in the world but her.” - Clarissa

In the quote above, the semicolon is used to:
  1. Connect two independent clauses
  2. Connect clauses with a coordinating conjunction
  3. Separate elements in a series
  4. None of the above
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Our solar system has nine major planets only one is known to have intelligent life.
  1. Our solar system has nine major planets, only one is known to have intelligent life.
  2. Our solar system has nine major planets only one, is known to have intelligent life.
  3. Our solar system has nine major planets; only one is known to have intelligent life.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Nowadays he takes an interest in the community moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  1. Nowadays; he takes an interest in the community moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  2. Nowadays he takes an interest in the community, moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  3. Nowadays he takes an interest in the community; moreover, he gives tickets to sick kids.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics; Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  2. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics; Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English; and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  3. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  4. Our guest speakers will be: Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Because the flight was canceled some passengers had to spend the night in the airport others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  1. Because the flight was canceled. Some passengers had to spend the night in the airport others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  2. Because the flight was canceled, some passengers had to spend the night in the airport; others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  3. Because the flight was canceled, some passengers had to spend the night in the airport, unless others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  4. Because the flight was canceled. Some passengers had to spend the night in the airport. Others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  2. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  3. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  4. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney, Australia and Nagano, Japan.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the best revision for the following run-on sentence:

Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial it is even possible that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  1. Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial and that it is even possible that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  2. Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial; it is even possible that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  3. Medical research shows that: certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial. It is even possible that: tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  4. Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial, it is even possible; that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  1. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns; Captain Picard, who commands respect; and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  2. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect; and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  3. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  4. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains, and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly

You'll need to turn left on Cedar; it's the third house on the right.
  1. You'll need to turn left on Cedar it's the third house on the right.
  2. You'll need to turn left on Cedar; it's the third house on the right.
  3. You'll need to turn left on; Cedar it's the third house on the right.
  4. You'll need to turn left on Cedar it's the; third house on the right.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  1. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia; Freestone, Virginia; and Rockville, Oregon.
  2. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia; Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  3. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  4. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. The weather was warm and sunny; I went to the beach.
  2. The weather was warm and sunny I went to the beach.
  3. The weather was warm and sunny I; went to the beach.
  4. The weather was warm; and sunny; I went to the beach.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon; Inspiration, Arizona and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
  2. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon Inspiration, Arizona; and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
  3. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon Inspiration, Arizona and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
  4. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon; Inspiration, Arizona; and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. I am really disgusted with my essay; therefore, I am going to start over with a new topic.
  2. I am really disgusted with my essay: therefore, I am going to start over with a new topic.
  3. I am really disgusted with my essay therefore, I am going to start over with a new topic.
  4. I am really disgusted with my essay, therefore I am going to start over with a new topic.
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. I have visited Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; and Orlando, Florida.
  2. I have visited Las Vegas, Nevada Toronto, Canada; and Orlando, Florida.
  3. I have visited Las Vegas Nevada; Toronto, Canada; and Orlando, Florida.
  4. I have visited Las Vegas, Nevada Toronto, Canada and Orlando, Florida.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
"The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
`If this were only cleared away,'
They said, `it would be grand!'"

Which choice describes how the semicolon is used at the end of line 2?
  1. To connect two independent, but related clauses
  2. To separate elements in a series
  3. To set apart introductory words
  4. To connect two sentences with a coordinating conjunction
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