grammar

Is this the correct use of a semicolon?

From the harbors of Africa to the forests of Vietnam, mankind has glorified the most horrid of acts; the practice of murder.

  1. 0
  2. 2
asked by annie
  1. Yes I say it is and instead of horrid shouldn't it be the most horrific.

    1. 0
    posted by Jenny
  2. I'm sorry, but Jenny's answer isn't right.

    A semicolon is not the correct punctuation here. A colon is the better punctuation to use. These sites explain the usage of semicolons and colons.

    http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/semicoln.html

    (Broken Link Removed)

    The word "horrid" isn't the best word to use here, but it is correct.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/horrid

    I'd prefer "most horrible of acts."

    1. 0
    posted by Ms. Sue
  3. I didn't write the sentence, it's just on a worksheet.

    1. 0
    posted by annie

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. English

    1. He met the boy in Africa. 2. He saw the boy in Africa. 3. He studies the animals in Africa. 4. He had a party in Africa. 5. He held a conference in Africa. 6. He ate fresh fruit in Africa. 7. He bought a house in Africa.
  2. ENGLISH HELP

    What needs to be done to correct the following sentence? Queen Mary wanted her death to be remembered,therefore,she staged a pageant. A. Change the comma after remembered to a semicolon. B. Change the comma after remmbered to a
  3. Sociology

    The tropical rain forest is the most diverse ecosystem in the world. The extinction rates of organisms are on the rise because A. rain forests receive too much rain B. human are destroying the rain forests C. rain forests are not
  4. Science

    Explain how the canopies of temperate decidous forests and tropical rain forests are similar and different. Check the information in this site. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/forests.php
  5. Language Arts

    Please check answers! Choose the type of punctuation that is missing from the following sentence It's no wonder that Mark is tired after staying up all night. A. APOSTROPHE **** B. SEMICOLON C. COLON D. HYPHEN Can't you just see
  6. Help with Sentence

    Production of newsprint has become Canada’s largest industry after agriculture, new mills are being built in several provinces. I want to turn the above sentence to a nonrunning sentence. For my headline project, its my first
  7. Geography

    question: Describe the various types of forest vegetation make sure to give good examples of location and type of plants. answer: There are various types of forest vegetations located around the world. Tropical rain forests grow
  8. Geography (Ms.Sue)

    I got it!!!! 13. The Southern tip of South Africa contains which of the following types of forests? a. tropical rainforests b. chaparral c. broadleaf evergreen d. mid-latitude deciduous B? Thanks -MC
  9. Language Arts

    9. Choose the type of punctuation that is missing from the following sentence. My best friends new dog wont stop barking. (1 point) (x)apostrophe ()semicolon ()colon ()hyphen 10. Cant you just see the look on his face when he
  10. English

    Choose the correct form for each phrase. 1. the budget for this month this months budget this month's budget this months' budget this months's budget 2. the schedule of the doctor the doctor's schedule the doctors schedule the

More Similar Questions