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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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- Spring '08
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