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ENGLISH PUNCTUATION QUIZ
topic: Comma, semicolon, or colon? 1

Choose whether a comma (,) a semicolon (;), or a colon (:) would be better to complete each of the following sentences:


1. He had one goal _______ to stop smoking.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)

2. He didn't know where to go _______ but he knew he had to leave.
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)
  comma (,)

3. We didn't come here to fight _______ we came here to negotiate.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)

4. There was one thing missing in the house _______ a bed.
  comma (,)
  colon (:)
  semicolon (;)

5. Steve _______ my next door neighbor _______ always borrows things from me.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)

6. He's a good driver _______ but he can't see very well.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)

7. We love to play tennis _______ though we're not very good.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)

8. He gave me some good advice once _______ to always tell the truth.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)

9. Some people like to cook _______ others prefer to eat.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)

10. He knew he'd hate the movie _______ however, he went to see it anyway to please his girlfriend.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)


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