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V irgule (Slash)
 
Lesson 5-34
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'."
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.
1.Eachstudentistodohisherbestonthetest.
2.HistitlewasannouncedasthePresidentChiefFinancialOfficerforthecompany.
3.Theconferencedealtwithparentchildissues.
4.Thepoembegan:"ListenmychildrenandyoushallhearOfthemidnightrideofPaulRevere...."
5.Theteacherwrotethefollowingdateontheboard:10211936.
6.Areyouclearonsitsetusage?
7.SheworemanyhatsasthecompanyReceptionistSecretaryTreasurer.
8.Eachteacherenjoyshisherownaccount.
9.Theywerediscussingboygirlrelationships.
10.InherpoemengravedattheStatueofLiberty,EmmaLazaruswrote:"... Givemeyourtired,yourpoor,Yourhuddledmassesyearningtobreathefree...."