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Semicolon

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Semicolon

  1. 1. The Semicolon:Superhero of PunctuationEverywhere!
  2. 2. When?(ilovecharts.tumblr.com)
  3. 3. WHY?• Need to connect closely related ideas?• Teacher says you must vary your sentencestructure?SOLUTION:
  4. 4. WHERE?Scenario 1:Between Independent Clauses that express closelyrelated ideasScenario 2:Before a conjunctive adverb that joins clauses ofa compound sentenceScenario 3:To avoid confusion in lists with lots of commas
  5. 5. Scenario 1
  6. 6. Scenario 1: Between Independent Clausesthat express closely related ideasInd. Clause 1Michaelseemedcranky.Ind. Clause 2He burnedhis foot thenight beforeon a GeorgeForemangrill.
  7. 7. Coverage-Covered and Covered to a Limit (key)Call Listening and EvaluationAgero Acronyms and Memory GameScenario 1: How could you combine these?Michael seemed cranky. He burned his foot the nightbefore on a George Foreman Grill.Michael seemed cranky,he burned his foot the nightbefore on a George Foreman Grill.But what does that do?
  8. 8. Coverage-Covered and Covered to a Limit (key)Call Listening and EvaluationAgero Acronyms and Memory GameScenario 1: Add a Comma? NOOOOOOOOO!The Villainous, DreadedComma SpliceMichael seemed cranky,he burned hisfoot the night before on a George ForemanGrill.
  9. 9. Coverage-Covered and Covered to a Limit (key)Call Listening and EvaluationAgero Acronyms and Memory GameScenario 1: Add a Semicolon!
  10. 10. Coverage-Covered and Covered to a Limit (key)Call Listening and EvaluationAgero Acronyms and Memory GameScenario 1: The Power of the SemicolonMichael seemed cranky. He burned his foot the nightbefore on a George Foreman Grill.Michael seemed cranky;he burned his foot the nightbefore on a George Foreman Grill.What is the Impact?Before:After:
  11. 11. Coverage-Covered and Covered to a Limit (key)Call Listening and EvaluationAgero Acronyms and Memory GameScenario 1 Exercise:Combine using a comma and coordinating Conjunction:Kevin lost his shoes. He wore empty Kleenexboxes on his feet instead.Combine using a semicolon:Dwight was a superhero. He sent faxes tohimself from the future.Correct the Comma Splice:Jim was annoyed, he stabbed the exercise ballwith a pair of scissors.

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