Semicolons and Colons Quiz

1. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) You asked for forgiveness, he granted it to you.
 B) You asked for forgiveness; he granted it to you.
 C) You asked for forgiveness: he granted it to you.
 D) You asked for forgiveness he granted it to you.

2. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) We ask; therefore, that you keep this matter confidential.
 B) We ask, therefore; that you keep this matter confidential.
 C) We ask, therefore, that you keep this matter confidential.

3. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) The order was requested six weeks ago; therefore, I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
 B) The order was requested six weeks ago, therefore. I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
 C) The order was requested: six weeks ago, therefore, I expected the shipment to arrive by now.
 D) The order was requested six weeks ago: therefore, I expected the shipment, to arrive by now.

4. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) The American flag has three colors; red, white, and blue.
 B) The American flag has three colors: Red, white, and blue.
 C) The American flag has: three colors. Red, white, and blue.
 D) The American flag has three colors: red, white, and blue.

5. Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.

 A) She said she loved the book; so, I gave it to her.
 B) She said she loved the book, so I gave it to her.
 C) She said: she loved the book, so I gave it to her.
 D) She said she loved the book: so I gave it to her.


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