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Colons vs Semicolons
Transcript of Colons vs Semicolons
two independent clauses 2. The first letter after the semicolon is
always capitalized 3. A colon is used to separate an
introduction to a list and the list
itself True or False 4. Putting a semicolon in place of a period
gets rid of the breath
that you would take
if there were a period Choose
Yes or No 5. Can you can use more
than one colon in a
sentence? 6. Can a semicolon be
used to list things
while being able to
give descriptions of
Yes or No The Thesaurus_the words you couldn't think of Choose
: or ; Book Title 7. Multiple Choice 8. When can a conjunction be used after a semicolon?
b)when there is a comma in the first clause
c)if there is no comma in the first clause 9. What is used to separate hours
and minutes? ex 12_35
c)colon Multiple Choice : ; Use a Colon to follow an introduction and to list things
EX- Football requires players to develop multiple skills: running, passing, tackling and blocking A Colon may be placed only after a complete independent clause
X= Meanwhile: we wasted 20 minutes walking around the terminal Don't use a Colon with an introductory phrase like "such as" or "for example". These do the same thing as a Colon so using both is incorrect
X= By the age of 11 most kids have had a childhood disease, for example: measles, chicken pox or mumps Don't use a Colon between a preposition and it's object
X=The bus tour includes stops in: Victoria, Nanaimo and Kamloops Never use more than one Colon in a sentence
X= The new policy is controversial: it has been criticized by both people: Juan and Jesus Other common uses for Colons... Use a Colon to seperate a title and a subtitle
-"The Dictionary: a guide to words" Use
the hour and
in a time reference- 10:34 Use a Colon to
seperate the chapter
and the verse in a
biblical reference- John 3:16 What separates the two clauses?
10. Juan checked the temperature_it was -2 degrees.
a) semicolon ;
d)period . How to tell the difference
One way to remember when to use a semicolon or a colon is to check if both clauses in the sentence are equal.
" It was a very cold night; Chase wondered if he should bring a jacket."
Each Clause is equal and could be its own sentence, also the clauses are closely related so a semicolon can be used.
"The dog looked at the cat: it was black"
You could use a Colon here because it introduces and defines the cat. Quiz Time Brodie and Chase