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As Caesar Loved Me, I Wept for Him; as He Was Fortunate, I Rejoice at It; as He Was Valiant, I Honour Him; but as He Was Ambitious, I Slew Him. Danish, My Friend - English Language

Question

MCQ

Choose the sentence (s) which is/ are punctuated correctly.

  1. As Caesar loved me, I wept for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but as he was ambitious, I slew him.
  2. Danish, my friend from Chandigarh, Punjab, will join us.
  3. Danish, my friend, from Chandigarh, Punjab will join us.
  4. As Caesar loved me, I wept for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him: but as he was ambitious I slew him.

Options

  • II

  • II, IV

  • I, III

  • I, II

Solution

I, III and IV: There are four co-ordinate clauses, each of which has a dependent clause of its own that needs to be separated from it with the use of a comma. Also, all the four co-ordinate clauses need to be separated and this can be done only by using semicolons. The comma between 'ambitious' and 'I' is missing in IV. II and III: Danish is qualified by 'my friend from Chandigarh' and Chandigarh is qualified by 'Punjab' in parenthetical commas which stands for 'which lies in Punjab'. The comma after Punjab is missing in III.
Therefore, I, II are the correct options.

Concept: Incorrect/Correct Sentences (Entrance Exams)
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