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OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Which sentences use a colon correctly? Choose all answers that are correct. A. These tickets are for: Christy, Maria, and Phillipa. B. Please donate the following: canned goods, winter coats, and blankets. C. Today we learned about these quadrilaterals: squares, rectangles, and parallelograms. D. The plants they plan to grow this summer are: squash, cucumbers, and lima beans. E. We plan to visit the following cities in Italy: Florence, Rome, and Naples. I think it is all but C and D

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

@amberosales @isry98

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

@KyanTheDoodle

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

@FibonacciChick666

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

@pooja195

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

@prettygirl876

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

from le google "Use a colon. between a $$\color\red{grammatically~ complete~ introductory~ clause ~(one~ that~ could ~stand~ as~ a ~sentence)}$$ and a final phrase or clause that illustrates, extends, or amplifies the preceding thought. If the clause following the colon is a complete sentence, it begins with a capital letter."

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Okay, thank you.... :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

Now, which do you think are not proper usage?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

B C and D

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

So let's see if those are sentences or not,

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

"Please donate the following" Sentence or no?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

C is a proper sentence

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

not a sentence

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

E is proper

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

A is defs not proper

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

So only the ones with a proper sentence are correct

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

So only C and E

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

Yea, B is ambiguous though... I am just not sure

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Well i dont really think Please donate the following is a proper sentence...

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

so subject is implied you. Verb is donate..... hmmm....

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

the following is the issue.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

what type of clause is that?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

ummm independent?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

I don't know, let me think on it for a moment

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

it seems that it depends on the meaning of following.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Okay, I thank you so much for helping me so far. :) No one else helped me T^T

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

if we are treating following as a noun, it is a sentence

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

but what is the noun?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

following. It can be a noun here check the definition https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=following+definition

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

could also be a movie, but the issue arises, what is it in this context...

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

omg you are right o-o

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oops, sorry, got sidetracked. looks like you've got help ^-^

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

the secound noun definition defines it

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

oh its okay @TwilightRain1 can you help too

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i gtg to bed, sry :/

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

yea, so I mean I think it could be a sentence because of that, but is it an adjective? If it is, then it is a fragment

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

okay baii

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Well im still on edge about B being a possibilty

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

yea, same

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

My gut is leaning towards yes

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Well i am not going to pick B and if I get it wrong then poop.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

my head wants me to prove it

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

I just like to say that thank you for just not giving the direct answer and walking it through i havent had a deep thinking process in forev

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

I feel like noun definition 2 proves it sufficiently

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

haha, np

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Yes, I really appreciate it :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

I'm actually a math person, so this is critical thinking for me :P

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

So if you have to argue it with your teacher

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

oh well i apreciate your help so much :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

I would say, "the following" can be a noun phrase; however, in this question before removing the colon, it is an adjective, as evidenced by adjective definition bullet point.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

let me get someone else to look at it. This is bugging me haha

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

@wio @zepdrix So english issue, is "Please donate the following." a sentence or a fragment?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

i tried to ask other ppl but either they r offline or they tried to help me but didnt ;-;

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

maybe it was too hard for them ;-;

2 years ago
zepdrix (zepdrix):

I think it's a sentence fragment that begins a list. Seems like it should be written like this Please donate the following: With a colon thingy, not a period. I dunno, engrish is hard 0_o

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

haha, well it is, but we are trying to determine if it could stand alone

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Right....

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

and if it cannot, then we cannot use the semicolon

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

colon****

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

I feel like this is inception or like a paradox type of thinking o-o

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

but it does seem like @zepdrix was making it a possibility, no?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

haha yea, sort of, ok, so now I'm going to say that due to being an adjective in the initial sentence, it can't stand alone

2 years ago
zepdrix (zepdrix):

What are we trying to figure out? :U Is it the question at the top of the page?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

ya

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

well, yea, but we've arrived at this conundrum

2 years ago
zepdrix (zepdrix):

B, C and E Those seem to make the most sense to me. Oh I see what you were asking about then, with the sentence thing

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

yea, ya see, I haven't lost it :P lol

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

okay so B is confirmed? :/

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

ok so because it would need "items" added to it to be a stand alone please...following, is not a sentence

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

ughh, but now I just argued it back into a sentence

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Ugh ! Im confused now o-o

2 years ago
zepdrix (zepdrix):

I dunnooo, I think yer being too picky >.< Please donate the following I'm thinking of this like: Please donate the things listed after this sentence.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

right which they listed other things...

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

But is that a sentence?

2 years ago
zepdrix (zepdrix):

The one that I modified? :3 ya certainly

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

or a clever fragment

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

it isnt a sentence (atleast i dont think so)

2 years ago
zepdrix (zepdrix):

Bahhh Engrishhhh

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

ikr

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

...this is going to drive me nuts

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Mind bogiling english -_-

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fibonaccichick666):

so if it isn't a sentence just doing a list with commas should make sense, but it doesn't

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

We might be thinking about this too hard... but im just going to go with C and E i have another question that im stuck on :/

2 years ago
OpenStudy (gabbyalicorn):

Just took the test and B is a possibillity @FibonacciChick666 and @zepdrix

2 years ago