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Commas, semicolons, and colons

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    Whenever I visit Disney World__I make sure to bring my best friend.
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  • Q2
    Despite all the issues I faced in middle school__I am still going to miss it dearly.
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  • Q3
    The Roman emperor Nero__born in the year 37 CE__built a lavish palace.
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  • Q4
    Anesie was reserved around new people__but she was hardly shy.
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  • Q5
    Use a __________ to connect two closely related independent clauses that are not joined with a coordinating conjunction.
    semicolon
    none
    comma
    colon
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  • Q6
    Use a _________ to connect two independent clauses that are joined with a conjunctive adverb, such as consequently, however, or therefore.
    comma
    semicolon
    colon
    none
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  • Q7
    Chicago, Illinois, has been home to several notable American writers__Sandra Cisneros, Gwendolyn Brooks, Floyd Dell, Scott Turow, Carl Sandburg, and Shel Silverstein.
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  • Q8
    After Debbie and Jackie left the movie, they went to Taco Bell__and the ice cream shop.
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  • Q9
    The monster movie marathon on television includes all of my old favorites__Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, and Frankenstein.
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  • Q10
    Use a ______to separate two independent clauses that are joined with a coordinating conjunction, such as and, or, but, or so. However, if the coordinating conjunction joins verbs or verb phrases in a compound predicate, a ________should not be used.
    semicolon
    comma
    colon
    period
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  • Q11
    Use a ______ to introduce a list after an independent clause. If a list does not follow an independent clause, do not use punctuation to introduce the list.
    period
    colon
    semicolon
    comma
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  • Q12
    If your yard doesn't receive much direct sunlight, you can still add color to it with shade-loving flowers like__lilies of the valley, cowslip primroses, violas, or tuberous begonias.
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  • Q13
    After Tony and Rebecca went to the grocery store, they picked up a number of items__bacon, milk, bread, and fish.
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  • Q14
    Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez both grew more and more famous as Disney characters on their own shows__Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place.
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  • Q15
    Thomas was transferred to a school for the gifted and talented__and loved it.
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