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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Although e-mail is less formal than other kinds of business communication, accurate punctuation is still required.

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Question 2.
Don't punctuate as carefully in a business e-mail as you would in preparing a business communication on paper.

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Question 3.
The semicolon is considered a halfway mark between a comma and a period.

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Question 4.
Use a semicolon between closely related independent clauses that are joined by a coordinate conjunction.

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Question 5.
The coordinate conjunctions are and, but, or, nor, for, yet.

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Question 6.
Use a semicolon or comma before a transition expressing joining independent clauses.

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Question 7.
Omit the comma after short transitions.

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Question 8.
If a series has commas within the items of the series, use commas between the items.

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Question 9.
Use a colon after an independent clause if a clause, a phrase, or even a single word explains or supplements the original clause.

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Question 10.
Use a colon after a complete sentence that introduces a quotation.

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Question 11.
Use a colon after a dependent clause when a series follows.

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Question 12.
If the items are listed horizontally, use the colon whether or not the introduction is a sentence.

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Question 13.
Do NOT use a colon before a list if another sentence follows the introductory sentence.

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Question 14.
Open punctuation style requires a colon after the salutation and a comma after the complimentary close.

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Question 15.
Use a colon between hour and minutes and for proportions in technical writing.

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Question 16.
To avoid plagiarism, avoid using quotation marks before and after repeating someone else's exact words.

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Question 17.
Insert closing quotation marks after the period or comma.

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Question 18.
If a colon or a semicolon is needed with a closing quotation mark, place the quotation mark before the colon or the semicolon.

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Question 19.
Use italics for titles of subdivisions of published works.

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Question 20.
Use italics for full-length published books, magazines, newspapers, films, and plays.

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