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Colons and Semicolons Questions - All Grades

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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. 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 9 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 9 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 9 Colons and Semicolons 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 9 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 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is capitalized and punctuated correctly.
  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 9 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. 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 Colons and Semicolons 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
Grade 9 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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