Commas and Semicolons - Intermediate Practice

Intermediate Practice

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In the text boxes, rewrite each sentence to include commas or semicolons, as indicated.  To ensure that you don't accidentally make any other changes, you can copy and paste the original sentence in the text box before adding commas or semicolons. In the semicolon questions, if any commas need to be added or removed in your revision, please make these adjustments as well. Note that some variation exists with these revisions, and your revision may work even if it differs from the one given.

You must respond to each question before the AGG response will be displayed. After you submit each response, you will see the AGG response, but you won’t be able to see your response until the end. After the quiz, you will be able to review the summary of responses including the original sentence, your own response and the AGG revision. This quiz has 12 questions.

Example (add commas): Even though these two countries celebrate Lent they both also use or prefer different types of dishes.

Revision: Even though these two countries celebrate Lent, they both also use or prefer different types of dishes.

Example (revise to add a semicolon): I really do not like to work in groups, however I have to admit that sometimes it is very helpful.

Revision: I really do not like to work in groups; however, I have to admit that sometimes it is very helpful.