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ENGLISH PUNCTUATION TEST
topic: Comma or semicolon? 1

Choose whether a comma (,) or semicolon (;) would be better to fill in each blank:


1. I lied _______ I didn't want to go.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

2. She went there _______ but she didn't have a good time.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

3. He didn't move to another city _______ however, he did manage to move to a bigger house.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

4. He was a good man _______ one who always told the truth.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

5. Some people prefer pasta _______ others prefer rice.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

6. Yes _______ I can come in to work today.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

7. She didn't really like him _______ she only pretended that she did.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)

8. My brother and and I bought a new car last week _______ a Toyota.
  semicolon (;)
  comma (,)

9. I was in San Antonio, Texas _______ last week.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)

10. That man speaks Arabic _______ he's from Dubai.
  comma (,)
  semicolon (;)


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