Quiz: Do You Actually Know How To Use A Semicolon?

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Do you remember all those punctuation lessons from high school?

A variety of true or false and example based questions testing your knowledge of when and how to properly use a semicolon.

 Feb 21, 2017
1 of 10True or false?
A semicolon is often used to separate two independent clauses.
False
True
2 of 10Choose the correct symbol!
The symbol for a semicolon is which of the following?
;
:
}
3 of 10Pick your answer!
Which sentence uses a semicolon properly?
My mom also had hairy knuckles she liked to; wash and comb them.
My mom also had hairy knuckles; she liked to wash and comb them.
My mom; also had hairy knuckles, she liked to wash and comb them.
4 of 10Pick the correct answer!
When used with a quote where should a semicolon be placed?
Inside AND outside the quotation marks
Outside the quotation marks
Inside the quotation marks
5 of 10True or false?
A semicolon functions the same as a comma.
False
True
6 of 10Choose the correct answer!
Which sentence uses a semicolon properly?
Using a semicolon isn't hard I once saw; a monkey do it.
Using a semicolon isn't hard; I once saw a monkey do it.
Using a semicolon; isn't hard, I once saw a monkey do it.
7 of 10True or false?
A semicolon can act as a super-comma in lists that contain internal commas.
False
True
8 of 10Pick your answer!
Which of the following sentences uses a semicolon INCORRECTLY?
My brother is super weird; but I still love him.
My brother hates turtles; he claims a turtle bit him when he was a baby.
My brother graduated high school a year early; he was a really smart kid.
9 of 10True or false?
A semicolon is normally used when a coordinating conjunction is present.
False
True
10 of 10Pick your answer!
Which of the following sentences needs a semicolon?
My sister is a professional hula hooper she practiced for ten years.
My sister is older than me, but I am wiser.
After my sister swallowed a rock she was sent to the hospital.
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