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Lesson 385

Mechanics - Punctuation - Semicolons

 

Place a semicolon outside of quotation marks. Example: I have just read "Jabberwocky"; are you familiar with it?

 

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

 

1. Joe is considered "simpatico" Frank is "feio."

 

2. Terry was wearing "glad rags" Martha, her "threads" Mary, her "duds."

 

3. I read the poem "Mending Wall" Don read a novel.

 

4. The car went "bork, bork" the train sounded like "shoosh, shoosh" the plane went "ka-boom."

 

5. Although it was too late, Jim shouted, "Look out!" and I said, "Duck!"

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. Joe is considered "simpatico"; Frank is "feio."

 

2. Terry was wearing "glad rags"; Martha, her "threads"; Mary, her "duds."

 

3. I read the poem "Mending Wall"; Don read a novel.

 

4. The car went "bork, bork"; the train sounded like "shoosh, shoosh"; the plane went "ka-boom."

 

5. Although it was too late, Jim shouted "Look out!"; and I said "Duck!"

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