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Common Core Standard L.9-10.2b Questions

Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation.

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Grade 10 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2b
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 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 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. I want the following items: butter, sugar, and flour.
  2. I want the following items butter, sugar, and flour.
  3. I want the following items butter, sugar, and; flour.
  4. I want the following; items butter, sugar, and; flour.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. I need an assistant who can do; the following input; data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
  2. I need an assistant who can do the following: input data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
  3. I need an assistant who can do; the following input data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
  4. I need an assistant who can do the following input data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
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 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
"The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."

Which choice shows the passage below rewritten with a correctly used semicolon?
  1. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right; the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."
  2. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away; the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."
  3. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales; he at last felt at home among the other fish."
  4. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became; when the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."
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