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S emicolon: Joining Independent Clauses
 
Lesson 5-31
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."
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.Blessedarethemeektheyshallinherittheearth.
2.Shelikedhimagoodmanishardtofind.
3.Thewindcameuptherainbegantofall.
4.Thestormbroughtneededmoisturewearefarbelowourannualrainfall.
5.Thewindhasstoppedweremaininside.
6.Itisagoodtimetostayinsidethestormwilllastallnight.
7.Weneedthemoisturewedon'tneeddangerousroads.
8.SpringrainisawelcomedeventitbringsMayflowers.
9.Thesnowwasasurprisetheroadswereclear.
10.Wehadanicetriphowever, weworriedabouttheicyroads.
11.Weplayedagoodgamehence, weshould have won.
12.Westudiedhardaccordingly, wepassedthetest.
13.Sheissmartindeed, sheisagenius.
14.Theirteamdidparticipatehowever, theycamelate.
15.Jillisnotthecenterofattentionnonetheless, shereceivesmuchrespectforheracademicskills.
16.Jillfindsworkingforhereducationdifficultnotwithstanding, sheisholdingontoherdreams.
17.Jackmayreceiveanathleticscholarshipheisagiftedbasketballplayer.
18.Jackwillplaybasketballhowever, heisabetterfootballplayer.
19.Jillenjoysherclassesinbiologicalsciencetherefore, sheisconsideringmedicalschool.
20.Shewillnotgiveupherdreamsshewillnotacceptlessfromherself.