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Punctuation+Tips[1] - Punctuation Tips Ways of joining...

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Punctuation Tips – Ways of joining items, phrases, and clauses I. The FANBOYS are used with commas to join independent clauses (in other words, they join complete sentences). The fanboys work this way: Independent Clause + Comma + FANBOY + Independent Clause Examples: He went home , but I stayed. Jim got a job, and he bought a new house. We wanted to buy a car, so we started saving money. II. Semicolons or periods are used between independent clauses, with or without transition words. The difference between a semicolon and a period is the relationship between the sentences. Semicolons are more often used between sentences which are closely related; for instance, the second sentence is a restatement, example, or result of the first one. Transition Words F or A nd N or B ut O r Y et S o However Nevertheless Consequently Therefore Thus As a result Also Moreover Furthermore In addition Otherwise First Then Next Last For example For instance To illustrate
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Examples: The boss wanted to hire him ; however, he didn’t want the job. She studied hard
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