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Semicolons and Colons Quiz

1. For each of the following, choose the correct sentence.

 A) The meeting is tonight, I better practice my speech again.
 B) The meeting is tonight; I better practice my speech again.
 C) The meeting is tonight: I better practice my speech again.

2. 

 A) I really liked the concert, so did my daughter.
 B) I really liked the concert; so did my daughter.
 C) I really liked the concert: so did my daughter.

3. 

 A) The chef wants only organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight; for example, green beans, cauliflower, chard, kale, or broccolini will be fine.
 B) The chef wants only organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight; for example green beans, cauliflower, chard, kale, or broccolini will be fine.
 C) The chef wants only organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight, for example; green beans, cauliflower, chard, kale, or broccolini will be fine.
 D) The chef wants only organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight, for example, green beans; cauliflower; chard; kale; or broccolini will be fine.

4. 

 A) Id better put on a jacket, I am cold.
 B) Id better put on a jacket; I am cold.
 C) Id better put on: a jacket; I am cold.

5. 

 A) The chef wants these three organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight; green beans, cauliflower, and broccolini.
 B) The chef wants these three organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight: green beans, cauliflower, and broccolini.
 C) The chef wants these three organic vegetables for his side dishes tonight: green beans; cauliflower; and broccolini.

6. 

 A) During my trip to Asia I stopped in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Katmandu Nepal, and New Delhi India.
 B) During my trip to Asia I stopped in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bangkok, Thailand, Katmandu, Nepal, and New Delhi, India.
 C) During my trip to Asia I stopped in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand; Katmandu, Nepal; and New Delhi, India.

7. 

 A) To complete this job, you will need to saw these boards, paint half of them white, paint the other half red, allow them to dry completely, and nail them into place.
 B) To complete this job, you will need: to saw these boards, paint half of them white, paint the other half red, allow them to dry completely, and nail them into place.
 C) To complete this job: you will need to saw these boards, paint half of them white, paint the other half red, allow them to dry completely, and nail them into place.

8. 

 A) The store will be closed Tuesday, May 5, Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10.
 B) The store will be closed Tuesday, May 5; Friday, May 8; and Sunday, May 10.
 C) The store will be closed: Tuesday, May 5, Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10.

9. 

 A) These are my keys to success, get plenty of rest, respect your clients, and prepare thoroughly.
 B) These are my keys to success; get plenty of rest, respect your clients, and prepare thoroughly.
 C) These are my keys to success: get plenty of rest, respect your clients, and prepare thoroughly.

10. 

 A) She prepared: only one dish: Her favorite pasta.
 B) She prepared only one dish: her favorite pasta.
 C) She prepared only one dish; her favorite pasta.


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