ACT practice question for fellow English fiends

<p>When she lectures at schools and public libraries, Cisneros
presents the evidence. An elementary school report card
containing Cs, Ds, and a solitary B (for conduct).</p>

G. evidence: an
H. evidence; an
J. evidence an
--I answered this question correctly (answer is G). My teacher and I had slightly different reasoning about why it was correct, though. My teacher contends that a colon is required because what follows is a list, but I disagree. What follows is "An elementary school report card"; isn't everything past "card" a participial phrase (functioning as an adjective)? Therefore it wouldn't be considered when choosing punctuation, right?</p>

<p>I said a colon should be used because everything after it explains/describes the "evidence." Am I correct?</p>

<p>Its H a semicolon</p>

<p>I think it is G? what is the correct answer?</p>

<p>I don't think that it has anything to do with the fact that it's a list...I think it's your reasoning. The stuff after the colon explains "the evidence."</p>

<p>It's because the first part points to the card.</p>

I found out the ship's name: the devirginizer.</p>

<p>Gujuvandydreamer, the answer is G (colon). Semicolons are only used to connect independent clauses, as far as I know.
(If the two early posters had read my entire post, they would've realized this.)</p>

<p>Yeah, what you (theoneo & aviatrix10) are saying seems to be right. I'll have to point this out to my English teacher on Monday. I used the "wrong" reasoning today in class and I was sort of humiliated. Hopefully on Monday I'll be able to show that I was indeed correct.</p>

<p>I agree. </p>

<p>G. is the right answer.</p>