Help with English grammer please (Hyphens, Colons, and Semicolons)Add semicolons, hyphens, and colons where they are needed. (there are total of 24 or 25 that needed to be added) It was a rainy...

Help with English grammer please (Hyphens, Colons, and Semicolons)

Add semicolons, hyphens, and colons where they are needed. (there are total of 24 or 25 that needed to be added)

It was a rainy looking day the five year old boy couldn't find anything to do. His mother suggested the following video games, coloring, helping in the kitchen, and playing "hide and seek." None of these activities interested the boy everything was "boring." It was only 1030 A.M., and the forecast was for all day thunderstorms. Thunder and lightning, as well as torrents of rain, were coming down from dark looking clouds.

Finally, the mother hit on a plan. She pulled a well worn photo album from the shelf. She began showing the boy pictures of long forgotten times.

"Here is your Uncle Fred. A self made man he was well liked by everyone. And here is Aunt Josie on the day she turned twenty one. Here is your great grandmother reading her favorite Bible verse, John 3 16. There are many more pictures here of your brothers, sisters, and other family members. I need to go put the roast in the oven however, I'll be back in about 10 minutes."

The little boy continued looking through the album. When he was about three fourths done, he saw someone he didn't recognize.

"Mom," he called. "Who is this red headed man standing next to Bob? You know, the curly haired one with the funny looking glasses?"

"Why, thats your hard working father you know that!" exclaimed his mother.

"But, Mom," he replied. "If that's Dad, who's that bald headed man upstairs?"

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I have made the proper corrections for you. Understand that there are several punctuation guides which differ slightly, so there may be several exceptions.

It was a rainy-looking day; the five year-old boy couldn't find anything to do. His mother suggested the following: video games, coloring, helping in the kitchen, and playing "hide-and- seek." None of these activities interested the boy; everything was "boring." It was only 10:30 A.M., and the forecast was for all-day thunderstorms. Thunder and lightning, as well as torrents of rain, were coming down from dark-looking clouds.

Finally, the mother hit on a plan. She pulled a well-worn photo album from the shelf. She began showing the boy pictures of long-forgotten times.

"Here is your Uncle Fred. A self-made man, he was well-liked by everyone. And here is Aunt Josie on the day she turned twenty-one. Here is your great-grandmother reading her favorite Bible verse, John 3:16. There are many more pictures here of your brothers, sisters, and other family members. I need to go put the roast in the oven; however, I'll be back in about 10 minutes."

The little boy continued looking through the album. When he was about three-fourths done, he saw someone he didn't recognize.

"Mom," he called. "Who is this red-headed man standing next to Bob? You know, the curly-haired one with the funny-looking glasses?"

"Why, that's your hard-working father; you know that!" exclaimed his mother.

"But, Mom," he replied. "If that's Dad, who's that bald-headed man upstairs?"