Thesaurus Rex (virtuistic) wrote,
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HELP!

I need help! I need to gather some information for the article I'm writing, so if you could take this poll for me I will love you forever. Please fill it out and pimp it! The more the merrier, and also the more accurate. Thank you so much!

*Also, I know I missed a period on the first option of the 5th question. I'm sorry... please pretend it's there.
*After you've finished the poll, I have a follow-up answer sheet and rule explanation post. Please do not look at the answers until after you have completed the poll. Thank you!

Poll #681583 Grammar Grief: Semicolon cancer...

Do you know how to properly use a semicolon?

Yes
175(78.8%)
No
47(21.2%)

Which is correct?

Man proposes: God disposes.
4(1.8%)
Man proposes, God disposes.
83(36.7%)
Man proposes; God disposes.
139(61.5%)

Which is correct?

I remember when he couldn't write his own name on a gate; now he's the president.
66(29.3%)
I remember when he couldn't write his own name on a gate; now, he's the president.
123(54.7%)
I remember when he couldnt write his own name on a gate: now he's the president.
3(1.3%)
I remember when he couldn't write his own name on a gate, now he's the president.
33(14.7%)

Assuming Tom locked himself in the shed because of the loss, which sentence is grammatically correct?

Tom locked himself in the shed; England lost to Argentina.
67(29.8%)
Tom locked himself in the shed: England lost to Argentina.
144(64.0%)
Tom locked himself in the shed, England lost to Argentina.
14(6.2%)

Which is correct?

Mary Shelley's works are engaging; they are full of interesting ideas
141(62.4%)
Mary Shelley's works are engaging: they are full of interesting ideas.
53(23.5%)
Mary Shelley's works are engaging, they are full of interesting ideas.
32(14.2%)

Which is correct?

I never met the woman, however, I think she might be a whore.
20(8.9%)
I never met the woman. However, I think she might be a whore.
100(44.4%)
I never met the woman; however, I think she might be a whore.
105(46.7%)

Which is correct?

The first topic was "How to Swing Dance"; the second was "How to Not Fall on Your Face."
53(23.7%)
The first topic was "How to Swing Dance;" the second was "How to Not Fall on Your Face."
44(19.6%)
The first topic was "How to Swing Dance"; the second was "How to Not Fall on Your Face".
25(11.2%)
The first topic was "How to Swing Dance", the second was "How to Not Fall on Your Face."
12(5.4%)
The first topic was "How to Swing Dance," the second was "How to Not Fall on Your Face."
58(25.9%)
The first topic was "How to Swing Dance", the second was "How to Not Fall on Your Face".
32(14.3%)

Which is correct?

Fares were offered to Corfu, the Greek Island, Morocco, Elba, in the Mediterranean, and Paris. Margaret thought about it. She had been to Elba once and had found it dull, to Morocco, and found it too colorful.
9(4.0%)
Fares were offered to Corfu, the Greek island; Morocco; Elba, in the Mediterranean; and Paris. Margaret thought about it, she had been to Elba once and found it dull, to Morocco and found it too colorful.
31(13.8%)
Fares were offered to Corfu - the Greek island, Morocco, Elba - in the Mediterranean, and Paris. Margaret thought about it. She had been to Elba once and had found it dull; to Morocco, and found it too colorful.
48(21.3%)
Fares were offered to Corfu, the Greek island; Morocco; Elba, in the Mediterranean; and Paris. Margaret thought about it. She had been to Elba once and had found it dull; to Morocco, and found it too colorful.
137(60.9%)

Does your head hurt?

Yes.
131(58.0%)
Nah, this is a piece of cake.
95(42.0%)

Last one, which one is correct?

I hate this; grammar is not my thing.
113(50.4%)
I hate this, grammar is not my thing.
20(8.9%)
I hate this: grammar is not my thing.
24(10.7%)
Fuck you, Shelby.
67(29.9%)

For the sake of data... how old are you?

Under 18
40(17.7%)
18-25
137(60.6%)
25-30
28(12.4%)
30-35
12(5.3%)
Over 35
9(4.0%)



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