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Sales Students, Please go to http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/semicolon.htm and read the rules for semi-colons. After reading the rules, perform the exercises for extra practice. The Semicolon Recognize a semicolon when you see one. The semicolon ( ; ) is an impressive mark of punctuation that you can use three ways. The first appropriate use of the semicolon is to connect two related sentences. The pattern looks like this: Complete sentence + ; + complete sentence . Here is an example: My eighty-one-year-old grandmother still rides her Harley motorcycle ; her toy poodle balances in a basket between the handlebars. You can also team up a semicolon with a transition to connect two complete sentences that are close in meaning. The pattern looks like this: Complete sentence + ; + transition + , + complete sentence . Check out this example: My father does not approve of his mother cruising around town on a Harley
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Unformatted text preview: motorcycle ; however, Grandma has never cared what anyone thinks. Finally, use the semicolon to avoid confusion when you have complicated lists of items. The pattern looks like this: Item + , + More Information + ; + Item + , + More Information + ; + and + Item + , + More Information Read the following example: On a Harley motorcycle, my grandmother and her poodle have traveled to Anchorage , Alaska ; San Francisco , California ; and Tijuana , Mexico. Keep these three things in mind when you use a semicolon: • The two main clauses that the semicolon joins should be closely related in meaning. • Don't capitalize the word that follows the semicolon unless that word is a proper noun, one that is always capitalized. • Limit your use of semicolons; you should not scatter them wantonly throughout your writing. Semicolons are like glasses of champagne; save them for special occasions....
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