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Lesson 382

Mechanics - Punctuation - Semicolons

 

Use a semicolon between the two independent clauses of a compound sentence joined by a coordinate conjunction if commas are also used in the sentence. Example: Although the story is impossible, I believe you; and the others will, too.

 

Instructions: Place semicolons where they are needed in the following sentences.

 

1. Since you asked my opinion, I will tell you and I hope you will listen well.

 

2. Although he is highly qualified, he is not dependable and I am afraid to hire him.

 

3. Because Sarah is absent a great deal, she has a hard time keeping up but she is willing to work overtime.

 

4. Although I prefer English, I know that math is important and I will work hard in both classes.

 

5. When you arrive on the train, take a taxi to the bus station or I can meet you at the train.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. Since you asked my opinion, I will tell you; and I hope you will listen well.

 

2. Although he is highly qualified, he is not dependable; and I am afraid to hire him.

 

3. Because Sarah is absent a great deal, she has a hard time keeping up; but she is willing to work overtime.

 

4. Although I prefer English, I know that math is important; and I will work hard in both classes.

 

5. When you arrive on the train, take a taxi to the bus station; or I can meet you at the train.

 






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