Semicolons Review
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by Jenna Dudley
| 12 Questions
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Which SEMICOLON is used correctly? Choose ALL that apply.
There was no point in worrying Mrs. Dursley; she always got so upset at any mention of her sister.
The faces around him displayed nothing but shock; he might have announced that he wanted to borrow one of their arms.
I hadn't slept well; my arm burned and my head ached.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
She is small and sprightly, like a bantam hen; but, due to a long youthful illness, her shoulders are pitifully hunched.
I need the weather statistics for the following cities: London, England; London, Ontario; Paris, France; Paris, Ontario; Perth, Scotland; Perth, Ontario.
My plan included taking him to a nice—though not necessarily expensive—dinner; going to the park to look at the stars, which, by the way, are amazing this time of year; and serenading him with my accordion.
Reports of the damage caused by the hurricane were greatly exaggerated; indeed, the storm was not a “hurricane” at all.
The students had been advised against walking alone at night; however, Cathy decided walking wasn’t dangerous if it was early in the evening.
I love; cats.
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
Money is the root of all evil; I don’t believe the reverse is necessarily true.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
I’m not all that fond of the colors of tiger lilies; moreover, they don’t smell very good.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
My plan included taking him to a nice—though not necessarily expensive—dinner; going to the park to look at the stars, which, by the way, are amazing this time of year; and serenading him with my accordion.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
The cat ate a bowlful of tuna; then, to the squirrels' delight, the fat feline fell asleep in the rocking chair.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
Some people write with a word processor; others write with a pen or pencil.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
There are basically two ways to write: with a pen or pencil, which is inexpensive and easily accessible; or by computer and printer, which is more expensive but quick and neat.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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The following is the CORRECT use of a semicolon, but WHY?
I like cows; however, I hate the way they smell.
Connects two, related independent clauses.
Connects two, related independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
For clearer seperation
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What are examples of CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS?
Consequently
Finally
Hence
Indeed
However
Furthermore
And
Similarly
Moreover
Meanwhile
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Write a sentence using a semicolon to connect to related independent clauses.

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Write a sentence using a semicolon to connect to related independent clauses WITH a conjunctive adverb.

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Write a sentence using a semicolon to clarify seperation.

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