English grammar

Module 13, Punctuation: Miscellaneous, Lesson 3:

Semicolon - Joining Independent Clauses

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Prompt:
Use a semicolon (;) to join independent clauses of a compound sentence: "Bill and Jake wanted to go to the game; John and Jim did not want to go." Also use a semicolon to join independent clauses of a compound sentence when transitional words or adverbs are used and are usually set off by commas: "Bill and Jake went to the game; however, John and Jim went to the beach."

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
Each sentence below has two independent clauses that can be correctly joined by a semicolon. Insert a semicolon in each sentence by clicking between the words where you desire a semicolon to be.
1.
Blessed; are; the; meek; they; shall; inherit; the; earth.
2.
She; liked; him; a; good; man; is; hard; to; find.
3.
The; wind; came; up; the; rain; began; to; fall.
4.
The; storm; brought; needed; moisture; we; are; far; below; our; annual; rainfall.
5.
The; wind; has; stopped; we; remain; inside.
6.
It; is; a; good; time; to; stay; inside; the; storm; will; last; all; night.
7.
We; need; the; moisture; we; don't; need; dangerous; roads.
8.
Spring; rain; is; a; welcomed; event; it; brings; May; flowers.
9.
The; snow; was; a; surprise; the; roads; were; clear.
10.
We; had; a; nice; trip; however, we; worried; about; the; icy; roads.
11.
We; played; a; good; game; hence, we; should have won.
12.
We; studied; hard; accordingly, we; passed; the; test.
13.
She; is; smart; indeed, she; is; a; genius.
14.
Their; team; did; participate; however, they; came; late.
15.
Jill; is; not; the; center; of; attention; nonetheless, she; receives; much; respect; for; her; academic; skills.
16.
Jill; finds; working; for; her; education; difficult; notwithstanding, she; is; holding; on; to; her; dreams.
17.
Jack; may; receive; an; athletic; scholarship; he; is; a; gifted; basketball; player.
18.
Jack; will; play; basketball; however, he; is; a; better; football; player.
19.
Jill; enjoys; her; classes; in; biological; science; therefore, she; is; considering; medical; school.
20.
She; will; not; give; up; her; dreams; she; will; not; accept; less; from; herself.
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