Section Q: The Semicolon (Practice) Quiz

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Semicolon Quizzes & Trivia

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


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  • 1. 
    The student council is planning a dance for October it will be after a football game.
    • A. 

      The student council is planning a dance for October; it will be after a football game.

  • 2. 
    I bought a new digital camera however, I had to return it when it didn’t work.
    • A. 

      I bought a new digital camera; however, I had to return it when it didn’t work.

  • 3. 
    Jenna is bringing hotdogs, buns, and ketchup; fruit salad and chips to the picnic.
    • A. 

      Jenna is bringing hotdogs, buns, and ketchup; fruit salad; and chips to the picnic.

  • 4. 
    I did get the new job I wanted nevertheless, I’m not satisfied with it.
    • A. 

      I did get the new job I wanted; nevertheless, I’m not satisfied with it.

  • 5. 
    Shelly did say, however, that she would be home late tonight.
    • A. 

      Shelly did say, however, that she would be home late tonight.

  • 6. 
    They went sailing; roasted hotdogs, marshmallows, and brats and played beach volleyball.
    • A. 

      They went sailing; roasted hotdogs, marshmallows, and brats; and played beach volleyball.

  • 7. 
    You aced the math test therefore, you don’t have to work through this unit with the rest of the class.
    • A. 

      You aced the math test; therefore, you don’t have to work through this unit with the rest of the class.

  • 8. 
    Come in out of the cold the blizzard is really approaching quickly.
    • A. 

      Come in out of the cold; the blizzard is really approaching quickly.

  • 9. 
    I was the first person to finish all my work consequently, the boss gave me a nice raise.
    • A. 

      I was the first person to finish all my work; consequently, the boss gave me a nice raise.

  • 10. 
    My sister has been a teacher, adoption agency worker, and nurse my brother just retired from being a mental health facilitator.
    • A. 

      My sister has been a teacher, adoption agency worker, and nurse; my brother just retired from being a mental health facilitator.

  • 11. 
    The quartet is made up of Chelsea, soprano Chris, tenor B.J., alto and Mike, bass.
    • A. 

      The quartet is made up of Chelsea, soprano; Chris, tenor; B.J., alto; and Mike, bass.

  • 12. 
    I do know, nevertheless, that I don’t like the new car.
    • A. 

      I do know, nevertheless, that I don’t like the new car.

  • 13. 
    On our vacation we went to Colorado to ski Oregon to fish, sail, and swim in the ocean and Montana to hike.
    • A. 

      On our vacation we went to Colorado to ski; Oregon to fish, sail, and swim in the ocean; and Montana to hike.