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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