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Each of the following sentences needs either a colon or a semicolon. Put in the necessary punctuation.

1. Many companies make sugar-free soft drinks, which are flavored by synthetic chemicals the drinks usually contain only one or two calories per serving. 2. There is one thing I really can't stand cold rice pudding. 3. The hill was covered with wildflowers it was a beautiful sight. 4. You have no choice accept the referee's decision. 5. The house was clean, the table set, and the porch light on everything was ready for the guests' arrival. 6. There is one country I would really love to visit Mexico. 7. I can see only one thing the old lighthouse. 8. The dog, growling and snarling, snapped at me I was so frightened that I ran. 9. In the bag were the following scissors, a hairbrush and her address book. 10.

The suspect said that he had never met the victim however, the detective knew that he was lying.


Mankind is facing the most serious threat to its survival climate change.


San Francisco is my favorite city in fact, I plan to spend two weeks there this summer.


The company's success was founded on two things service and value for money.

14. Ron and Mike were both in English class this morning they gave an interesting presentation on their research.

Handout colon & semicolon