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Lesson 395

Mechanics - Punctuation - Colons

 

Instructions: Place colons where needed.

 

1. The statement from "Gargantua" "Half the world does not know how the other half lives." is still true today.

 

2. I recall Emerson's words "If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

 

3. I am concerned about my mother She is not eating enough.

 

4. The meeting must include the following people Mark, Jay, Chris, and Rulon.

 

5. My daughters-in-law are Martha, Mary, Jane, and Jen.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. The statement from "Gargantua": "Half the world does not know how the other half lives." is still true today.

 

2. I recall Emerson's words: "If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

 

3. I am concerned about my mother: She is not eating enough.

 

4. The meeting must include the following people: Mark, Jay, Chris, and Rulon.

 

5. No colon needed. They are predicate nominatives.

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