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Which is grammatically correct?

a. Sue enjoyed the lunch at Jamey's restaurant : eating two portions of rice and cheese.

b. Sue enjoyed the lunch at Jamey's restaurant ; eating two portions of rice and cheese.

c. Sue enjoyed the lunch at Jamey's restaurant , eating two portions of rice and cheese.

Note, the sentence is the exact same, except for the punctuation, do I need to punt a colon or semicolon or a comma ?

  • "Sue" is a name, and needs a capital letter. – James K Mar 22 '18 at 21:07
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"eating two portions of rice and cheese" is a participial phrase. According to this reference, no punctuation is required when a participial phrase follows a main clause, although I think it works better with a comma in this case.

You would only use a colon or a semi-colon if the second part contained a verb, for example with ate in this sentence:

Sue enjoyed the lunch at Jamey's restaurant: she ate two portions of rice and cheese.

Here is more information about using semicolons and colons.

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