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Set 4 - Lesson 18 - Answer Key
Exercise A: Put the colons, semi-colons and quotation marks where they belong in the following sentences.
1. Republicans make up 58 percent of the registered voters in this county; Democrats, 40 percent.
2. Mark usually awoke at 6:30 in the morning; however, this morning he overslept.
3. "Will you please hurry," Arnold called to his wife. "It is time to leave."
4. The professional ball player signed these words on my baseball: Always play fair and you'll be a winner.
5. There was a lot of junk left in the desk I bought at the auction: paperclips, rubber bands, thumbtacks, scraps of paper, old envelopes and a dried-up ballpoint pen.
Exercise B: Cross out the punctuation that is wrong, circle the punctuation that is right and add the punctuation that is missing.
|10A.M.||The "Mona Lisa" is located in Paris.|
|Genesis 12:7||The new term to refer to internet business is "ecommerce."|
|11:59 P.M.||H.B. Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Atlanta: Random House, 1853.|
|Answer these questions: 1, 4, 7, 10.||"Shut up!" the judge ordered.|
|1115 hours is military time.||The young poet wrote "I Am" .|
Examination: The following sentences illustrate the Punctuation Rules in this lesson, but the specific punctuation has been left out. Place the colons, semi-colons and quotation marks where they should be.
1. Betty told the other club members, "Yesterday, when I went to pick up my daughter from dance class, she said to me, 'Mom, I was able to stand on my toes for a whole minute!' "
2. I never liked the play "Oklahoma"; therefore, I never bought the soundtrack.
3. The term "blitz" has a different meaning today than it did in the 1940's.
4. The hypnotist gave Mrs. Murray a list of instructions: find a quiet room away from distractions; close the curtains or blinds; put the lamp on its lowest setting; sit back in a soft, comfortable chair.
5. The policeman shouted, "Get out of my way!" as he chased the thief down the sidewalk.
6. I knew the game was nearly over; the crowd began edging toward the parking lot.
7. I had not planned to work long at that job; besides, the pay was lousy.
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