Semicolon Grammar Quiz

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Semicolon Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know your semicolons? Most people have a hard time when it comes to using punctuations correctly and in this special quiz a learner will get the opportunity to perfect their skills when it comes to using the semicolons. Give it a try and get to see just how well you can actually use them in a sentence. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please choose the grammatically correct sentence. 
    • A. 

      I received a cat for my birthday, his name is Charlie

    • B. 

      I received a cat for my birthday; his name is Charlie.

    • C. 

      I received a cat for my birthday his name is Charlie.

  • 2. 
    Semicolons and commas are used interchangeably. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    John ate sushi and became sick             therefore, he never ate sushi again.  
  • 4. 
    Semicolons are used 
    • A. 

      In between two independent clauses

    • B. 

      Before a coordinaiting conjunction is used in a sentence

    • C. 

      To join two independent clauses that use a transitional word

    • D. 

      After a dependent clause starts the sentence

  • 5. 
    Which sentence is grammatically correct?
    • A. 

      I hate cold weather, therefore I loathe the winter.

    • B. 

      I hate cold weather: therefore, I loathe the winter.

    • C. 

      I hate cold weather, therefore, I loathe the winter.

    • D. 

      I hate cold weather; therefore, I loathe the winter.

  • 6. 
    Semicolons and colons can be used interchangeably.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Semicolons are used to join dependent clauses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Semicolons are most useful in joining two independent thoughts together into one complete thought.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why would a person need to use a semicolon?
    • A. 

      They want to create a compound sentence.

    • B. 

      They want to make their sentence look more fancy.

    • C. 

      They want to separate items on a list that already have commas within the list.

    • D. 

      They want to use a conjunction.

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