Colons, Semicolons, And Dashes

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Colons, Semicolons, And Dashes - Quiz

Choose either a colon, semicolon, or dash in the following sentences


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I think it might be time to upgrade my cellphone___ the new Android might fit the bill.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 2. 
    I am continually astonished by the variety of peppers in the natural world___ bell, jalapeno, habanero, cayenne, poblano...  The list goes on!
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 3. 
    A political statesman, a visionary scientist, and a coiner of aphorisms__ Benjamin Franklin was a renaissance man in an Enlightenment era.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 4. 
    After months of false starts and dead ends, the detective was finally able to finger the culprit ____ the butler!
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 5. 
    The Omega J800 ___ a masticating juicer ___ provides top of the line juices at a price designed for consumers.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 6. 
    Sometimes, I really resent my lactose intolerance___ soy milk is so much more expensive.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 7. 
    The process behind establishing a viable residential community is truly complex___ maintaining order and safety, establishing affordable housing, creating relationships of trust, and attracting profitable local businesses.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 8. 
    The NFC East has four of the NFL's most storied and popular franchises___ the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, the New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 9. 
    Phil ___ dressed in furs and strutting ostentatiously ___ was never one for a quiet entrance.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

  • 10. 
    We have to be more careful about what we say___ it's hard to know who to trust in this day and age.
    • A. 

      ; (semi-colon)

    • B. 

      : (colon)

    • C. 

      - (dash)

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