Introduction to the KISS Workbooks ToC
The Doctor's
Visit
1663-65
Jan Steen
(Dutch)
(1626-1679)
Colons, Dashes, and Semicolons
-- Exercise #1

    Directions: Combine the sentences in each set by using  a dash, a colon, or a semicolon. After each set, indicate your reason for using the mark you chose by writing "amplification (informal)" for dashes, "amplification (formal)" for colons, or "contrast" for semicolons.


1. Tom walked home. It was a long walk, but he enjoyed it.
Reason:_________________________

2. Fridays are boring. Saturdays are fun. 
Reason:_________________________

3. Flowers are pretty. I especially like roses.
Reason:_________________________

4. Pickup trucks are useful. They can carry anything from mulch to furniture.
Reason:_________________________

5. Kara likes to play baseball with the boys. Sarah prefers shopping at the mall.
Reason:_________________________

6. The Mississippi River is full of fish. Sunfish, bass, pike, and especially catfish can be found in it.
Reason:_________________________

7. Alfred pretended to be sick so he could stay home and watch the World Series. Bob was really ill.
Reason:_________________________

8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a funny book. A lot of strange and amusing creatures are in it.
Reason:_________________________

9. The new Harry Potter book was an instant success. It is almost impossible to find it in the stores.
Reason:_________________________

10. We at McDonald's have introduced three new premium salads. Let us feed you tonight.
Reason:_________________________