# Uses Of The Semicolon Quiz

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How to use ";" semicolon. It can be a little confusing to figure out where the indefinite quiz semicolon is used.

• 1.

### Semicolons are most often used to connect ________.

• A.

Sentence fragments and dependent clauses

• B.

An independent clause and a dependent clause

• C.

Two independent clauses

C. Two independent clauses
Explanation
Semicolons are most often used to connect two independent clauses. Independent clauses are complete sentences that can stand alone, and when they are connected with a semicolon, it indicates a closer relationship between the two ideas compared to using a period. This allows for a smoother flow of ideas and adds emphasis to the relationship between the clauses.

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• 2.

### Is the sentence below an example of the correct way to use a semicolon? Small farmers, represented by the scarecrow, were oppressed by Eastern bankers; the industrial workers, represented by the Tin Man, were all oppressed.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The sentence is an example of the correct way to use a semicolon because it separates two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning. The first independent clause states that small farmers were oppressed by Eastern bankers, and the second independent clause states that industrial workers were also oppressed. The semicolon is used to indicate a stronger connection between these two ideas compared to using a period or a comma.

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• 3.

### A semicolon can be used in the place of a(n) _______.

period
conjunction
Explanation
A semicolon can be used in the place of a period or a conjunction. When used in place of a period, a semicolon separates two independent clauses that are closely related. It indicates a stronger connection between the clauses compared to using a period. Additionally, a semicolon can also be used in place of a conjunction to join two independent clauses without using a coordinating conjunction. This can create a more sophisticated and concise sentence structure.

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• 4.

### Which sentence is seperated correctly?

• A.

Fred loves to eat sushi for breakfast; and I like to eat pasta.

• B.

Fred loves to eat sushi; noodles; and Thai food for lunch.

• C.

Fred loves to eat sushi; but I'm worried he doesn't eat enough of the other food groups.

• D.

Fred loves to eat sushi for breakfast; I, however, like to stick to cereal.

D. Fred loves to eat sushi for breakfast; I, however, like to stick to cereal.
Explanation
The given sentence is separated correctly because it uses a semicolon to separate two independent clauses. The first clause is "Fred loves to eat sushi for breakfast" and the second clause is "I, however, like to stick to cereal." The semicolon is used to show a stronger separation between the two ideas compared to using a comma.

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• 5.

### Is the sentence below an example of the correct way to use a semicolon? Jayne won the art contest however; she wasn’t there to receive her prize.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The sentence is not an example of the correct way to use a semicolon. A semicolon is used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning. In this sentence, "Jayne won the art contest however" is not an independent clause, as it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, a semicolon should not be used in this case.

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