Test yourself—Pointing the Way: Colons and Semicolons

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Test yourself—Pointing the Way: Colons and Semicolons

  1. Even though Scott had enjoyed the carefree bachelor life(,/;) he preferred marriage.

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  2. The salesperson was friendly while bringing me the nine pairs of shoes to try on(,/;) however, he became peevish when I didn’t buy any of them.

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  3. I wrote letters to[ ] my mother, the cable company and my friend Renée, who lives in Charlottetown.

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  4. Wendy unwrapped her first Werther’s chocolate candy, popped it into her mouth and entered into a state she had never before experienced(;/:) nirvana.

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  5. This year my boss’s New Year’s resolutions were[ ] to stop playing practical jokes on his staff and to develop a sense of style that goes beyond the T-shirt.

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  6. Maura wanted three things for her children(;/:) a solid education, one that would serve them well for the rest of their lives(,/;) good health, both mental and physical(,/;) and a large dose of common sense to inform all their decisions.

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