Periods, Semi-Colons, and Colons for review
Terms in this set (14)
What does a semi-colon look like?
What does a colon look like?
At the end of a complete sentence that is a statement.
Where does a period go?
To separate two independent clauses that relate to one another.
What is one of the primary uses of a semi-colon?
To introduce a list, but don't use immediately after a verb.
What is one of the primary uses of a colon?
In time, formal greetings, scripture, or ratios.
What are some other uses of the colon?
The sentence is missing a semi-colon before the conjunctive adverb, and a comma after the conjunctive adverb.
What punctuation is missing? Coach wants to make sure we win the championship next week therefore we have extra practices this week.
The sentence contains a list and is missing a colon.
What punctuation is missing? I have a lot of homework tonight math computer science and physics.
The sentence is missing a series of commas.
What punctuation is missing? At a pet store last night I bought an aquarium a filter and three fish.
The sentence is missing a series of commas AND a series of semi-colons.
What punctuation is missing? I want to buy a dog. Last night, I looked at a poodle dachsund and terrier mix a collie and a labrador.
#1 is correct.
Which is correct?
1.Many graduate students discover that there is a dark side to college: late nights, high stress, and a crippling addiction to caffeinated beverages.
2.Many graduate students discover that there is a dark side to academia; late nights, high stress, and a crippling addiction to caffeinated beverages.
#2 is correct.
Which is correct?
1. I want to buy a dog. Last night, I looked at a poodle, dachsund, and terrier mix, a collie, and a labrador.
2. I want to buy a dog. Last night, I looked at a poodle, dachsund, and terrier mix; a collie; and a labrador.
No, it uses a colon after a verb.
Is this sentence correct?
My favorite cakes are: cookie cakes, vanilla cakes, and strawberry shortcakes.
What is the name of the word or group of words that can start an independent clause (usually after another independent clause which is followed by a semi-colon) and provide the reader with a hint about the information to follow?
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