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Posted by on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 6:12pm.

Errors in the use of punctuation marks - Semicolons and Colons


A.Many of the "lite" products on the market bear little resemblance to their progenitors; non-fat cream cheese, for example, tastes completely different from the real thing.

B.Registered mail is one of the safest ways to ship valuables: jewelry, precious coins, stock certificates, and other irreplaceable items.

C.She was worn to a frazzle by the end of the day; with her five children at home.

D.The philosopher René Descartes elevated the significance of human thought with a simple summation: "I think, therefore I am."

the answer is a.

  • english II - , Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 6:20pm

    I disagree with your answer.

  • english II - , Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 6:23pm

    b?

  • English II - , Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 6:27pm

    Remember that semicolons should be separating EQUAL things: two clauses, two parallel phrases; etc.

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