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Unformatted text preview: Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 2 Semicolons and Colons Objectives Use semicolons correctly in punctuating compound sentences. Use semicolons when necessary to separate items in a series. Distinguish between the proper and improper use of colons to introduce listed items. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 3 Semicolons and Colons Use colons to introduce quotations and explanatory sentences. Distinguish between the use of commas and semicolons preceding expressions such as namely , that is , and for instance . Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 4 Semicolons and Colons Understand why semicolons are sometimes necessary to separate independent clauses joined by and , or , nor , or but . Capitalize words appropriately following colons, when necessary. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 5 Basic Uses of the Semicolon Independent Clauses With Conjunctive Adverbs Use a semicolon with two independent clauses separated by a conjunctive adverb. Profits are good ; therefore, we will pay dividends. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 6 Basic Uses of the Semicolon Independent Clauses With Conjunctive Adverbs Use a semicolon with two or more closely related independent clauses not separated by a conjunctive adverb or a coordinating conjunction. Common stock carries voting rights ; preferred stock does not carry such rights. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 7 Basic Uses of the Semicolon Series With Internal Commas Use a semicolon to separate items in a series when one or more of the items contain internal commas. Some of the dignitaries attending are Karen Howie, NMC ; Barbara J. Malon, WITC ; and Kathleen Stewart, MVCC. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 8 Basic Uses of the Semicolon Series of Independent Clauses Use a semicolon to separate a series of three or more independent clauses. The union shop recognizes compulsory union membership of all employees ; the closed shop requires all new employees to be members of the union before hiring ; and the open shop allows either status. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 9 Check your skill . . . Add semicolons and commas where needed. 1. We all learn by experience however some of us have to go to summer school. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 10 Check your skill . . . Add semicolons and commas where needed. 1. We all learn by experience ; however , some of us have to go to summer school. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 11 Check your skill . . . Add semicolons and commas where needed. 2. The committee is considering the Victorian Inn, Minneapolis, Minnesota the Hampton Inn, Appleton, Wisconsin and the Days Inn, Austin, Minnesota. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 17- 12 Check your skill . . ....
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