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The Use and Misuse of Semicolons

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  1. The Use and Misuse of Semicolons By: Ashley Gay, Lindsay Newsome, Ashley Joyce, and Boyd Saunders

  2. Semicolons are used to separate closely related independent clauses without using a comma or a period. An independent clause can stand by itself as a sentence. Definition of Semicolons

  3. Usage of Semicolons • To connect two independent clauses is done by the use of semicolons and conjunctive adverbs like however, moreover, nevertheless, and therefore. • Semicolons can be used instead of a period to separate sentences where a conjunction has been left out.

  4. Usage of Semicolons Example Comma Splice: The winds grew too strong, we were forced to leave. Right Way: The winds grew too strong; we were forced to leave.

  5. Usage of Semicolons • A semicolon can be used instead of a dependent word before the independent clauses. • Semicolons can also be used within two sentences that are joined by a conjunction but it must have one or more commas within the first sentence.

  6. Usage of Semicolons Example I invited several well known writers to dinner last night: Herman Melville, who brought fresh whole blubber; Emily Dickenson, who refused the appetizer; and William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon.

  7. Misuse of Semicolons • A lot of times one uses semicolons to string together separate thoughts and incidentally make one sentence. • Semicolons are helpful punctuation that tie independent clauses together with out using conjunctions.

  8. Misuse of Semicolons • The wrong way to use semicolons is set in a fashion were the comma should have been placed between independent and dependent clauses.

  9. Misuse of Semicolons • Semicolons are placed where commas should be place like when using and, for, nor, or, but, and so • The semicolon should also be punctuated correctly when using some of the following: although, therefore, as a result, and consequently

  10. Works Citied • The Semicolon. 08 Dec. 2005 • “The Keables Guide.” Semicolons andColons. 08 Dec. 2005 • Using Semicolons. 08 Dec. 2005