Semicolon: Uses, Rules & Examples


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A semicolon looks like _____ .

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1. One of the most common uses for the semicolon is to join_____.

2. Semicolons may be used to avoid confusion when the items in a list contain_____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a number of rules to keep in mind if you plan on putting a semicolon in a sentence. This quiz will have you recall a number of factors regarding semicolons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this semicolon quiz is to test your ability to:

  • Recall what a semicolon looks like
  • Recognize one of the most common uses for the semicolon
  • Understand why semicolons may be used to avoid confusion
  • Know when to use a semicolon to separate two sentences
  • Remember what the ideas of both sentences joined together by a semicolon should be

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on semicolons
  • Information recall - remember the semicolon knowledge that you have newly acquired
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about semicolons

Additional Learning

The lesson on semicolons, entitled Semicolon: Uses, Rules & Examples, covers the following objectives:

  • Provide examples of sentences with semicolons and why they're used appropriately
  • Explain the rule for using semicolons in lists
  • Explore common mistakes that occur in semicolon usage