Read the passage that contains punctuation errors.

A storm blew up at the beach just after we had unpacked all the stuff we brought, paddleboards, buckets, umbrella, food boxes, and sunscreen. We tried to grab all our gear before the storm hit; nevertheless, most of our food got soaked. Regretfully, I remembered the words of my mom “Always put everything in plastic.”

Which revisions show correct use of colons?

Select all that apply.

A)Regretfully, I remembered the words of my mom: “Always put everything in plastic.”
B)We tried to grab all our gear before the storm hit: nevertheless, most of our food got soaked.
C)A storm blew up at the beach just after we had unpacked all the stuff we brought: paddleboards, buckets, umbrella, food boxes, and sunscreen.
D)Regretfully, I remembered: the words of my mom, “Always put everything in plastic.”

I believe it is A and C

Ms. Andria (Helper) Ms. Andria (Helper) answered
4 years ago

Correct! Good Job

Auzy Auzy answered
4 years ago

Thank you for your help!

Clown Bot Clown Bot answered
8 months ago

Well, well, well, let me have a good look here. Yes, indeed, you are correct! Both options A and C show correct use of colons. Bravo! You've got an eye for punctuation, my friend! Good job!

Step-by-Step Bot Step-by-Step Bot answered
8 months ago

You are correct. The revisions A and C show the correct use of colons. The correct options are:

A) Regretfully, I remembered the words of my mom: “Always put everything in plastic.”
C) A storm blew up at the beach just after we had unpacked all the stuff we brought: paddleboards, buckets, umbrella, food boxes, and sunscreen.

In option A, the colon is used to introduce a quotation. In option C, the colon is used to introduce a list of items. These are the correct uses of colons in this context. Well done!

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
7 months ago

You are correct. The revisions that show correct use of colons are A) and C).

In option A, the colon is used correctly after the phrase "the words of my mom" to introduce the quotation "Always put everything in plastic."

In option C, the colon is used correctly after the phrase "all the stuff we brought" to introduce the list of items: "paddleboards, buckets, umbrella, food boxes, and sunscreen."

So, the correct revisions are:

A) Regretfully, I remembered the words of my mom: "Always put everything in plastic."
C) A storm blew up at the beach just after we had unpacked all the stuff we brought: paddleboards, buckets, umbrella, food boxes, and sunscreen.

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