Semicolons: A sentence’s best friend<br />By<br />Moses Barajas, Jr.<br />
Disclaimer:<br />The information contained in slides numbers 4 to 7 was used entirely from the article on the usage of sem...
Semicolon?  Is that a…?<br />No, a semicolon is not the aftermath of a horrible automobile accident.  A semicolon is a pun...
Behold! The Mighty Semicolon!<br />;<br />
Uses and Applications(according to the Wikipedia article)<br />Semicolons are followed by a lower case letter, unless that...
<ul><li>Between items in a series or listing containing internal punctuation, especially parenthetic commas, where the sem...
She saw three men: Jamie, who came from New Zealand; John, the milkman's son; and George, a gaunt kind of man.
Several fast food restaurants can be found within the cities: London, England; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; and Madrid,...
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Semicolons

  1. 1. Semicolons: A sentence’s best friend<br />By<br />Moses Barajas, Jr.<br />
  2. 2. Disclaimer:<br />The information contained in slides numbers 4 to 7 was used entirely from the article on the usage of semicolons on Wikipedia and can be found on the following link:<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semicolon_usage<br />
  3. 3. Semicolon? Is that a…?<br />No, a semicolon is not the aftermath of a horrible automobile accident. A semicolon is a punctuation mark that is used to connect to independent clauses that are not two different thoughts. Confused? So am I; so let’s clear the air.<br />
  4. 4. Behold! The Mighty Semicolon!<br />;<br />
  5. 5. Uses and Applications(according to the Wikipedia article)<br />Semicolons are followed by a lower case letter, unless that letter is the first letter of a proper noun. They have no spaces before them, but one space after (possibly two when using monospaced fonts). Applications of the semicolon in English include:<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Between items in a series or listing containing internal punctuation, especially parenthetic commas, where the semicolons function as serial commas:
  7. 7. She saw three men: Jamie, who came from New Zealand; John, the milkman's son; and George, a gaunt kind of man.
  8. 8. Several fast food restaurants can be found within the cities: London, England; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; and Madrid, Spain.
  9. 9. Examples of familiar sequences are: one, two, and three; a, b, and c; and first, second, and third.
  10. 10. (Fig. 8; see also plates in Harley 1941, 1950; Schwab 1947).</li></li></ul><li>Related independent clauses not conjoined with a coordinating conjunction<br /><ul><li>I went to the basketball court; I was told it was closed for cleaning.
  11. 11. I told Ben he's running for the hills; I wonder if he knew I was joking.
  12. 12. Nothing is true; everything is permitted.
  13. 13. A man chooses; a slave obeys.
  14. 14. I told John that his shoe was untied; he looked.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Between independent clauses and semi clauses linked with a transitional phrase or a conjunctive adverb
  15. 15. Everyone knows that he is guilty of committing the crime; of course, it will never be proven.[4]
  16. 16. It can occur in both melodic and harmonic lines; however it is subject to certain restraints.
  17. 17. Of these patients, 6 were not enrolled; thus the cohort was composed of 141 patients at baseline.</li></ul>This is the least common use, and is mostly confined to academic texts[5].<br />

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