Colon vs Semicolon Punctuation Errors Assignment


Identify three punctuation errors related to the use of colons and semicolons you’ve made in the work for this course. Copy and paste the incorrect version into the post. Then, correct it. Finally, explain the rule that you applied in the revision using your own words. Here’s an example of one error, one correction, and one explanation:

Set #1
ERROR: Computer prices have dropped and productions cost have dropped more slowly.

CORRECTION: Computer prices have dropped, and production costs have dropped more slowly.

EXPLANATION: The incorrect version is a run-on. When a conjunction like and joins two complete sentences, a comma should precede the and.

In your post, include three sets of errors, corrections, and explanations.