English grammar

Module 13, Punctuation: Miscellaneous, Lesson 6:

Virgule (Slash)

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Prompt:
A virgule or slash (/) is used chiefly to separate alternatives: "Each student read his/her report." or "She was a secretary/receptionist." or "We dealt with the who/whom problem." A virgule is also used to separate elements in a date, elements in a common fraction (1/2), and lines of poetry that are presented as part of a paragraph: "The meeting will be held on 9/21/2003." or "The recipe read as follows: Add 2 1/2 cups of flour." or "She read the following poem: 'Roses are red/Violets are blue/Sugar is sweet/And, so are you'."

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
One or more virgules have been omitted from the following sentences. Insert a virgule by clicking between words or numbers where you desire a virgule to be.
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Each / student / is / to / do / his / her / best / on / the / test.
2.
His / title / was / announced / as / the / President / Chief / Financial / Officer / for / the / company.
3.
The / conference / dealt / with / parent / child / issues.
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The / poem / began: / "Listen / my / children / and / you / shall / hear / Of / the / midnight / ride / of / Paul / Revere...."
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The / teacher / wrote / the / following / date / on / the / board: / 10 / 21 / 1936.
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Are / you / clear / on / sit / set / usage?
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She / wore / many / hats / as / the / company / Receptionist / Secretary / Treasurer.
8.
Each / teacher / enjoys / his / her / own / account.
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They / were / discussing / boy / girl / relationships.
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In / her / poem / engraved / at / the / Statue / of / Liberty, / Emma / Lazarus / wrote: / "... Give / me / your / tired, / your / poor, / Your / huddled / masses / yearning / to / breathe / free ..."
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