# Semicolon Colon Quiz

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### The rain has stopped[]we remain inside

Explanation
The correct answer is a semicolon (;). A semicolon is used to join two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning. In this case, the two independent clauses are "The rain has stopped" and "we remain inside." The semicolon indicates that these two ideas are connected and should be considered together. It implies that the reason for remaining inside is the fact that the rain has stopped.

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• 2.

### Does this sentence need a semicolon? "their team did participate however, they came late"

• A.

Yes

• B.

Correct as is

• C.

Option 3

• D.

Option 4

A. Yes
Explanation
The sentence "their team did participate however, they came late" needs a semicolon because it is a compound sentence with two independent clauses. The word "however" is used as a conjunction to show contrast between the two clauses. To properly separate the clauses, a semicolon should be used before the conjunction.

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• 3.

### Does this sentence need a semicolon?  "Jack will play basketball however, he is better at football."

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
This sentence needs a semicolon. The word "however" is used as a conjunctive adverb, which is typically used to connect two independent clauses. In this case, "Jack will play basketball" and "he is better at football" are two independent clauses that can stand alone as separate sentences. Therefore, a semicolon should be used before "however" to correctly join these clauses.

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• 4.

### Semicolon or colon?  "The following is a list of candidates[] Alex Smith, Jack Johnson, Jason Murphy.

Colon
Explanation
The sentence is introducing a list of candidates, so a colon should be used to indicate that a list is coming. A colon is typically used to introduce a list or an explanation. In this case, the colon is used to signal that the list of candidates will follow.

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• 5.

### This sentence needs a colon. "Alex, Bob, and Tim all won awards."

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The sentence "Alex, Bob, and Tim all won awards." does not require a colon. A colon is typically used to introduce a list or to provide further explanation or clarification. In this case, the sentence is a simple statement and does not require any additional punctuation. Therefore, the answer is false.

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• 6.

### Would this sentence be separated by a comma, semicolon, or colon  "Destinations on our trip include Tucson, Arizona  Salt Lake  City,  Utah Carson,  Nevada  and Santa Fe, New Mexico."

• A.

Semicolon

• B.

Comma

• C.

Colon

• D.

Option 4

A. Semicolon
Explanation
The sentence should be separated by semicolons because it is listing multiple destinations in a series. Using semicolons helps to clearly distinguish between each destination and avoid confusion.

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