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Colons and Semicolons Practice Exercises

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Colons and Semicolons Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Add colons and semicolons where necessary in these sentences. You may check your answers below.

  1. Scott used his sister's cell phone to call Kris he lost his yesterday.
  2. Liz will meet Kim and Erin at [six o'clock] they have a yoga class at [fifteen minutes after six o'clock].
  3. We watched Garfield A Tail of Two Kittens after school on Monday.
  4. [TIME volume number 4, pages 56 – 75.]
  5. Add these to your list when you go to the grocery store bread, milk, lunch meat, and cheese.
  6. Shari owns four dogs three of them are poodles.
  7. Helen Keller once said "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."
  8. Dear Dr. Klinger
  9. Lexi likes knitting scarves and hats Gina likes watercolor painting and Mona likes making pottery.
  10. Our plane leaves at [four o'clock] in the morning therefore, we will leave at [one o'clock] to be sure we arrive on time.
  11. Harry Spy Aficionado of Fourth Street tops Orland's list of favorite books.
  12. Kayla's school supply list included a calculator, ruler, and protractor for math a composition book, pocket dictionary, and pens for English and a binder.
  13. [Newsweek, volume number 5, issue number 26, pages 22–29.]
  14. Ursula will go on stage at [five minutes after six o'clock] Mallory will follow shortly after at [eight minutes after six o'clock] and we'll wrap it up with Sue at [twenty minutes after six o'clock].
  15. Dear Congressman Henderson

Answers

  1. Scott used his sister's cell phone to call Kris; he lost his yesterday.
  2. Liz will meet Kim and Erin at 6:00; they have a yoga class at 6:15.
  3. We watched Garfield: A Tail of Two Kittens after school on Monday.
  4. TIME 4:56–75
  5. Add these to your list when you go to the grocery store: bread, milk, lunch meat, and cheese.
  6. Shari owns four dogs; three of them are poodles.
  7. Helen Keller once said: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."
  8. Dear Dr. Klinger:
  9. Lexi likes knitting scarves and hats, Gina likes watercolor painting, and Mona likes making pottery.
  10. Our plane leaves at 4:00 in the morning; therefore, we will leave at 1:00 to be sure we arrive on time
  11. Harry: Spy Aficionado of Fourth Street tops Orland's list of favorite books.
  12. Kayla's school supply list included a calculator, ruler, and protractor for math; a composition book, pocket dictionary, and pens for English; and a binder
  13. Newsweek 5: 26: 22-29,
  14. Ursula will go on stage at 6:05; Mallory will follow shortly after at 6:08; and we'll wrap it up with Sue at 6:20.
  15. Dear Congressman Henderson:
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