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Three main rules of semicolons and practice. Crystal Marshall-Krauss Harper's Choice Middle, Columbia, MD 2012

Three main rules of semicolons and practice. Crystal Marshall-Krauss Harper's Choice Middle, Columbia, MD 2012

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  • 1. Semicolons andCompound Sentences Ms. Marshall 8th Grade English
  • 2. The Semicolon Warm up: Meet the semicolon. The semicolon is very sad. Why is he so sad? The reason the semicolon is unhappy is nobody understands him.
  • 3. Sad semicolon I’m so sad…
  • 4. Is he just like a comma? NO! He’s stronger than the comma. A comma needs a coordinating conjunction to join two independent clauses and make a compound sentence. The semicolon can do it alone.
  • 5. Joining two independentclauses John picks his nose up because of it. ; his friends throw
  • 6. Conjunctive Adverbs As a result, for example, however, therefore, and instead If the clauses have a conjunctive adverb, use a semicolon.
  • 7. Joining with a conjunctiveadverb ; John has plenty of friends however, some of them are grossed out. John’s teachers requested a parent conference ; therefore, his parents had to go to school.
  • 8. Groups containing commas You can also use a semicolon to separate groups that already have commas.
  • 9. Already containing commas Many of our community’s residents separate their garbage into bins for newspapers, cardboard, and junkmail; ; glass, metal, and plastic and nonrecyclable trash.
  • 10. Practice Grammar and Composition Book Page 269-270 Only Odds 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
  • 11. Conclusion Write a sentence using a semicolon to join two independent clauses on the white paper. Write a sentence using a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb on the blue paper. Write a sentence using a semicolon to separate groups with commas on the gold paper.
  • 12. Happy Semicolon! , Now semicolon is understood by others and has found happiness! Yippee!