Semicolons and Colons Quiz

1. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) You asked for forgiveness, he granted it to you.
 B) You asked for forgiveness; he granted it to you.
 C) You asked for forgiveness: he granted it to you.
 D) You asked for forgiveness he granted it to you.

2. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) We ask; therefore, that you keep this matter confidential.
 B) We ask, therefore; that you keep this matter confidential.
 C) We ask, therefore, that you keep this matter confidential.
 D) We ask: therefore, that you keep this matter confidential.

3. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) The order was requested six weeks ago; therefore, I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
 B) The order was requested six weeks ago, therefore I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
 C) The order was requested six weeks ago, therefore, I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
 D) The order was requested six weeks ago: therefore, I expected the shipment to arrive by now.

4. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) The American flag has three colors: namely, red, white, and blue.
 B) The American flag has three colors, namely; red, white, and blue.
 C) The American flag has three colors namely, red, white, and blue.
 D) The American flag has three colors; namely, red, white, and blue.

5. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) Clothes are often made from synthetic material; for instance, rayon.
 B) Clothes are often made from synthetic material, for instance, rayon.
 C) Clothes are often made from synthetic material, for instance: rayon.
 D) Clothes are often made from synthetic material, for instance; rayon.


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