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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Grammar Questions

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Grade 10 :: Colons and Semicolons by szeiger
"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
Grade 10 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Grade 10 :: Prefixes and Suffixes by szeiger
Grade 10 :: Colons and Semicolons by szeiger
“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 above passage, 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 by szeiger
"You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting."

The most natural place for a semicolon in this passage is...
  1. In place of the question mark
  2. In place of the period between you and That's
  3. In place of the comma between awake and the
  4. No semicolons could fit in this passage
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