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Section Q: The Semicolon (quiz)

8 Questions
Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

Add semicolons where necessary in the following sentences. Some sentences may not need a semicolon.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Look out the front window there are three deer in the front yard.
    • A. 

      Look out the front window; there are three deer in the front yard.

  • 2. 
    Jayne won the art contest however, she wasn’t there to receive her prize.
    • A. 

      Jayne won the art contest; however, she wasn’t there to receive her prize.

  • 3. 
    Six canoes started down the rushing river five of them tipped over in the rapids.
    • A. 

      Six canoes started down the rushing river; five of them tipped over in the rapids.

  • 4. 
    The poster contest winners are Jed, 1st place Melissa, 2nd place and Sam, 3rd place.
    • A. 

      The poster contest winners are Jed, 1st place; Melissa, 2nd place; and Sam, 3rd place.

  • 5. 
    The annual golf tournament winners are Susan, championship level Krista, intermediate level and Bella, beginner level.
    • A. 

      The annual golf tournament winners are Susan, championship level; Krista, intermediate level; and Bella, beginner level.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      You worked so hard on the going away party; therefore, you deserve to have the flowers that were on the head table.

  • 7. 
    My kite soared higher than ever before the string broke and it disappeared into the clouds.
    • A. 

      My kite soared higher than ever before; the string broke and it disappeared into the clouds.

  • 8. 
    It was, however, returned to me the next day when someone found my name on it.
    • A. 

      It was, however, returned to me the next day when someone found my name on it.

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