English

Question

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
I was late to dinner there was a traffic jam.
I was late to dinner, there was a traffic jam.
I was late to dinner; there was a traffic jam.
I was late to dinner for the traffic jam.

2 Answer

  • Third one is correct if I'm not mistaken
  • Answer: C is correct, I was late to dinner; there was a traffic jam.

    Explanation: The semi colon signifies a pause, which when you speak this sentence outloud, there is a slight pause.

    The first one is a run on

    The second in the exam does not have a comma, its "I was late to dinner with a traffic jam." and is clearly illogical because a traffic jam is not a person you can go "with"

    The third is correct

    The fourth is speaking of the jam as if its a concert or event. Which is incorrect.

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