SEMICOLONS Mr. Damaso ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Brophy College Preparatory
Semicolon Humor
Semicolons KILLERS vs. LIBERATORS Who will settle this dispute? He actively campaigned against the use of the semicolon, b...
Why…  Semicolon Man , of course.
Semicolons <ul><li>; </li></ul>This is a semicolon <ul><li>Semicolons have four main uses: </li></ul><ul><li>To connect IN...
Semicolons <ul><li>; </li></ul>This is a semicolon <ul><li>Semicolons have four main uses: </li></ul><ul><li>To separate c...
Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>The Corral line is always too long ;  it wrapped around Robson Gymnasium on...
Semicolons <ul><li>In our seventy years of marriage my wife and I only missed one anniversary on January 17 1943 I was on ...
Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>I aced every test and quiz ; therefore , I deserve an A on my report card. ...
Semicolons CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSIONS therefore furthermore consequently besides instead otherwise howev...
Semicolons <ul><li>My only brother Roger has become a terrible pest for example he always wakes me up by dumping a tub of ...
Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie attended lectures by Professor Waldrop, Anthropology ;  Dr. Phill...
Semicolons <ul><li>We invited the following members of the orchestra to our party John a clarinetist Sue a bassoonist Mari...
Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>When Harry met Sally, their romance began ; but  within a few days, they we...
Semicolons <ul><li>When the peacock has presented his back the spectator will usually begin to walk around him to get a fr...
Semicolons SEMICOLONS ON THE STREET / IN ART WORLD
Semicolons <ul><li>EG101.com </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5-31 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5-32 </li></ul></ul></ul>C...
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  1. 1. SEMICOLONS Mr. Damaso ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Brophy College Preparatory
  2. 2. Semicolon Humor
  3. 3. Semicolons KILLERS vs. LIBERATORS Who will settle this dispute? He actively campaigned against the use of the semicolon, believing it to be a contributing factor in the erosion of language and meaning. George Orwell This Girl Here She actively drew a giant semicolon on a poster to reawaken interest in the lost art of this fine punctuation and all its uses.
  4. 4. Why… Semicolon Man , of course.
  5. 5. Semicolons <ul><li>; </li></ul>This is a semicolon <ul><li>Semicolons have four main uses: </li></ul><ul><li>To connect INDEPENDENT CLAUSES w/o coordinating conjunctions (and, but, yet, nor, or, so) </li></ul><ul><li>To connect INDEPENDENT CLAUSES separated by a CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB ( however ) or a transitional expression ( in other words ) and a comma </li></ul>
  6. 6. Semicolons <ul><li>; </li></ul>This is a semicolon <ul><li>Semicolons have four main uses: </li></ul><ul><li>To separate comma-containing items in a COMPLICATED SERIES </li></ul><ul><li>To connect INDEPENDENT CLAUSES w/ a coordinating conjunction when one of them contains a comma already </li></ul>
  7. 7. Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>The Corral line is always too long ; it wrapped around Robson Gymnasium on Friday. </li></ul><ul><li>I have several favorite LPGA golfers ; Anika Sorenstam is not one of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Theismann looked downfield for receivers ; nobody was open. </li></ul>1. To connect INDEPENDENT CLAUSES without coordinating conjunctions (and, but, yet, nor, or, so)
  8. 8. Semicolons <ul><li>In our seventy years of marriage my wife and I only missed one anniversary on January 17 1943 I was on a train to Rimini Italy. </li></ul>YOUR TURN: Copy and punctuate this sentence. Don’t forget the commas!
  9. 9. Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>I aced every test and quiz ; therefore , I deserve an A on my report card. </li></ul><ul><li>You are a persona non grata ; in other words, nobody approves of your presence here. </li></ul>2. To connect INDEPENDENT CLAUSES separated by a CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB ( however ) or a TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSION ( as a result ) and a comma
  10. 10. Semicolons CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSIONS therefore furthermore consequently besides instead otherwise however nevertheless meanwhile as a result in addition of course for example that is in my opinion in other words for instance in conclusion
  11. 11. Semicolons <ul><li>My only brother Roger has become a terrible pest for example he always wakes me up by dumping a tub of tapioca pudding on my head. </li></ul>YOUR TURN: Copy and punctuate this sentence. Don’t forget the commas!
  12. 12. Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie attended lectures by Professor Waldrop, Anthropology ; Dr. Phillips, Psychology ; and Professor Henderson, Astronomy. </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle, WA ; Portland, OR ; Cheyenne, WY ; and Santa Fe, NM are cities I would like to visit. </li></ul>3. To separate comma-containing items in a COMPLICATED SERIES
  13. 13. Semicolons <ul><li>We invited the following members of the orchestra to our party John a clarinetist Sue a bassoonist Maria a percussionist and Leroy a cellist. </li></ul>YOUR TURN: Copy and punctuate this sentence. Don’t forget the commas!
  14. 14. Semicolons <ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>When Harry met Sally, their romance began ; but within a few days, they were at each other’s throat. </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of the night, young Byron spied an owl ; and within a matter of seconds, he had grabbed his pellet gun and had taken aim. </li></ul>4. To connect INDEPENDENT CLAUSES w/ a coordinating conjunction when one of the clauses already contains a comma
  15. 15. Semicolons <ul><li>When the peacock has presented his back the spectator will usually begin to walk around him to get a front view but the peacock will continue to turn so that no front view is possible. </li></ul>YOUR TURN: Copy and punctuate this sentence. Don’t forget the commas!
  16. 16. Semicolons SEMICOLONS ON THE STREET / IN ART WORLD
  17. 17. Semicolons <ul><li>EG101.com </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5-31 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5-32 </li></ul></ul></ul>CONTINUED DISCOVERY Thank you for doing your part to save the SEMICOLON.

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