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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 6 Colons and Semicolons
Which of the following is NOT a correct usage of the colon?
  1. To Whom It May Concern:
  2. Austin: Texas
  3. Genesis 2:1
  4. 3:15 pm
Grade 10 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 5 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.5.2, L.5.2a
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. This is the menu for the Christmas dinner: turkey, ham, mac and cheese, and greens.
  2. This is the menu for the Christmas dinner; turkey ham mac and cheese and greens.
  3. This is the menu for the Christmas dinner - turkey, ham, mac and cheese, and greens.
  4. This is the Menu for the christmas dinner: turkey, ham, mac and cheese and greens.
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.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  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 7 Colons and Semicolons
Which of the following statements are true?

Use a colon between the hour and the minute. Ex: 8:30 A.M.

Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter. Ex: To Whom It May Concern:

Use a colon between chapter and verse in Biblical references and between all titles and subtitles. Ex: 1 Chronicles 22:3-12
  1. Use a colon between the hour and the minute. Ex: 8:30 A.M.
  2. Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter. Ex: To Whom It May Concern:
  3. Use a colon between chapter and verse in Biblical references and between all titles and subtitles. Ex: 1 Chronicles 22:3-12
  4. All of the above
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 5 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.5.2
Which of the following sentences uses a colon correctly?
  1. For his birthday Daniel wants: a baseball glove, a football, and a joke book.
  2. We have three kinds of trees in our front yard: an oak, a pine, and a pear.
  3. My favorite kinds of dogs are: collies, poodles, and beagles.
  4. I like desserts such as: cake, ice cream, and pudding.
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
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