Lecture9-Grammar-CommasSemicolons

Lecture9-Grammar-Com - Semi-Colons Use a semicolon when you link two closely related independent clauses with no connecting words I am going home I

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Semi-Colons 1. Use a semicolon when you link two closely related independent clauses with no connecting words. I am going home; I intend to stay there. It rained heavily during the afternoon; we managed to have our picnic anyway. They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark; they decided to camp for the night. 2. To join two independent clauses together with one of the following conjunctive adverbs (adverbs that join independent clauses): however, moreover, therefore, consequently, otherwise, nevertheless, thus, etc . I am going home; moreover, I intend to stay there. It rained heavily during the afternoon; however, we managed to have our picnic anyway. They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark; therefore, they decided to camp for the night. Incorrect: Next weekend, I plan to go hiking; which is one of my favorite activities. Incorrect: It might rain next weekend, though; so I might have to stay inside. Correct: It might rain next weekend, though, so I might have to stay inside Incorrect: I like to spend time outdoors; and I can't stand to stay inside. Comma (,)
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ENC 1101 taught by Professor Myself during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture9-Grammar-Com - Semi-Colons Use a semicolon when you link two closely related independent clauses with no connecting words I am going home I

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