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ENGLISH PUNCTUATION QUIZ
topic: Comma, semicolon, or colon? 2

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


1. The weaker members tried to do everything together _______ the stronger members preferred to do things individually.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)

2. He was tired _______ depressed _______ and more than a little confused.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)

3. He told her about his favorite cities _______ Rome, Paris, and Barcelona.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)

4. She only loved one thing _______ surfing.
  comma (,)
  colon (:)
  semicolon (;)

5. He was _______ in fact _______ smarter than the other students.
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)
  comma (,)

6. Next month we're going to Europe. We'll be in Berlin, Germany _______ Warsaw, Poland _______ and Bratislava, Slovakia.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)

7. Try doing this _______ it'll improve your writing.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)

8. A good father _______ Jim always devoted a lot of time to his kids.
  semicolon (;)
  colon (:)
  comma (,)

9. Some people didn't understand him _______ but most did.
  colon (:)
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

10. He loves dogs _______ he adopted three from a shelter last month.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)
  colon (:)


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