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Hacker pg 379-387 The semicolon Used to connect major sentence elements of equal grammatical rank Use between closely related independent clauses not joined with a coordinating  conjunction o FANBOYS o Signals releation between clauses o If clauses are closely related and relation is clear without a conjunction, they may  be linked with a semicolon instead In film, a low-angle shot makes the subject look powerful; a high-angle  shot does just the opposite. Semicolon must be used whenever a coordinating conjunction has been omitted between  independent clauses o Using just a comma creates a run-on sentence known as a comma splice Use semicolon between independent clauses linked with a transitional expression o Transitional expressions include conjunctive adverbs and transitional phrases o Conjunctive adverbs: accordingly, also, furthermore, moreover, still also, hence, 
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course ENGLISH 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '11 term at San Mateo Colleges.

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