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Other Punctuation : ; -- - ( ) - Quiz

Choose the corrrect punctuation marks for the blanks and rewrite the sentence. Choose from a colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, or parentheses. For the hyphen, at the top of the keyboard, press the key to the right of the zero once. For the dash, press the same key twice.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Please bring the following items to the first class ___  a pen, a pencil, a notebook, and a dictionary.

  • 2. 

    I woke up late this morning ___ therefore, I'm going to be late for school.

    The semicolon is used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning. In this sentence, "I woke up late this morning" and "therefore, I'm going to be late for school" are two independent clauses that are connected by the semicolon. The semicolon indicates that the second clause is a result or consequence of the first clause.

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  • 3. 

    This recipe calls for two ___ thirds of a cup of milk.

    The phrase "two-thirds" is used to describe the amount of milk needed in the recipe. It means that the recipe requires a quantity that is equal to two parts out of three equal parts of a cup of milk.

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  • 4. 

    Her brother is twenty ___ seven years old.

    The given sentence is already complete and does not require any further explanation. It states that her brother is twenty-seven years old.

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  • 5. 

    Several people ___ important people___ are coming to the meeting.

    The correct answer is "Several people -- important people -- are coming to the meeting." or "Several people (important people) are coming to the meeting." Both options correctly indicate that there are important people among the several people who will be attending the meeting.

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  • 6. 

    Punctuality, diligence, and teamwork ___ these skills are key to getting a job.

    The given answer is a repetition of the sentence provided in the question. It correctly identifies that punctuality, diligence, and teamwork are the skills that are important for getting a job. The answer restates the importance of these skills in the context of employment.

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  • 7. 

    To make this soup, you need (1) tomatoes, __2__ basil, and (3) chicken broth.

    The correct answer provides a complete and accurate explanation of the ingredients needed to make the soup. It correctly identifies that tomatoes, basil, and chicken broth are the required ingredients, and lists them in the correct order.

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  • 8. 

    Mix all the ingredients together ___ simmer the soup on medium for 30 minutes.

    The correct answer is "Mix all the ingredients together; simmer the soup on medium for 30 minutes." This answer provides clear and concise instructions on what to do with the ingredients. It specifies that the ingredients should be mixed together and then the soup should be simmered on medium heat for a specific duration of 30 minutes.

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  • 9. 

    Dinner will be ready to eat at 7 __ 30 p.m.

    The given sentence states that dinner will be ready to eat at 7:30 p.m. This means that at 7:30 p.m., the dinner will be fully prepared and can be consumed.

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  • 10. 

    The tree in our front yard __ an evergreen __ is taller than the house now.

    The correct answer includes the correct use of parentheses and dashes to set off the phrase "an evergreen" as additional information about the tree in our front yard. Both the parentheses and dashes serve to provide a clear and concise way to add this extra detail without interrupting the main sentence structure.

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