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Q: when two clauses that could stand alone as independent sentences are joined, the appropriate punctuation is 1. a comma between the clauses, 2 a colon between the clauses, 3 a semicolon between the
clauses, or 4 no punctuation between the clauses
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User: when two clauses that could stand alone as independent sentences are joined, the appropriate punctuation is 1. a comma between the clauses, 2 a colon between the clauses, 3 a semicolon between the clauses, or 4 no punctuation between the clauses

Weegy: colon is your answer
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User: which of the following sentence is punctuated correctly? 1, for her wedding the bride chose three colors; mauve, aqua, and taupe. or 2. for her wedding the bride chose three colors: mauve, aqua, and taupe.

Weegy: The correctly punctuated sentence is: For her wedding the bride chose three colors: mauve, aqua, and taupe.
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User: consider the following sentence:"soccer is growing in popularity in the southern American states, in Texas, for example, where football has long been king, high school seniors are choosing to play soccer over football in increasing numbers." In this sentence 1. the comma between states and in could properly be replaced with a semicolon. 2. the comma between Texas and for could properly be replaced with a semicolon. 3. the comma between king and high could properly be replaced with a semicolon. or 4. all commas could appropriately be replaced with semicolons

Weegy: 2. the comma between Texas and for could properly be replaced with a semicolon is the answer.
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Updated 3/14/2014 4:56:46 PM
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When two clauses that could stand alone as independent sentences are joined, the appropriate punctuation is a SEMICOLON between the clauses.
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In the sentence "Soccer is growing in popularity in the southern American states, in Texas, for example, where football has long been king, high school seniors are choosing to play soccer over football in increasing numbers", the comma between "states" and "in" could properly be replaced with a semicolon.
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Does the sentence "Two students Mary and Jane claimed to be late to class due to band practice," use commas correctly when a sentence uses nonessential clauses
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The sentence does not use commas correctly. It should be:
Two students, Mary and Jane, claimed to be late to class due to band practice.
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