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  1. Grammar! Semicolons and conjunctive adverbs

  2. Decorating your sentence - Semicolons • Semicolons: Use semicolons to combine two sentences without using a conjunction. Semicolons MUST connect two independent clauses. • . ; Independent Clause Independent Clause Ex: She hopes to earn good grades this semester; her scholarship depends on it. Ex: Tony is a careless driver; he has had three minor accidents this year alone!

  3. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • Kim-Ye appeared ill at ease at the news conference they seemed afraid of saying the wrong thing.

  4. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • Not a single store was open at that hour not a soul walked the streets. Not even Jimmy Fallon was up.

  5. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • I love cake my sister never makes me cake. I might stop loving my sister.

  6. Decorating your sentence – conjunctive adverbs • A conjunctive adverb placed after a semicolon can help clarify the relationship. Note that a comma follows the conjunctive adverb. • . ; , Conjunctive Adverb Independent Clause Independent Clause Ex: I like the sound of that stereo; however, the price is too high. Ex: They have not seen that film; moreover, they have not been to a theater for three years!

  7. Decorating your sentence – conjunctive adverbs • Some Conjunctive Adverbs: Addition: also, besides, furthermore, in addition, moreover Comparison: likewise, similarly Contrast: however, nevertheless, on the contrary, on the other hand Example: for example, for instance Emphasis: indeed, in fact, of course Result: consequently, therefore, thus

  8. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • I hate to brush my alligator’s teeth nevertheless it is a job that needs to be done.

  9. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • Sonia doesn’t know how to write a process analysis paper however she would love to learn.

  10. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • The faculty approved of the new 4-day school week furthermore the students loved it too.

  11. Punctuate the following sentence in your notes: • Ms. Morin is very funny in fact she could be a professional comedian.