Punctuation Colon Semi Colon

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Punctuation Colon Semi Colon

  1. 1. PUNCTUATION<br />Semi-Colon<br />And<br />Colon <br />
  2. 2. SEMI-COLON RULES<br />#1<br />Replaces the word AND in between two independent clauses<br />The boy went to the circus; it was the longest night of his life. <br />Instead of…<br />The boy went to the circus and it was the longest night of his life.<br />
  3. 3. SEMI-COLON RULES<br />#2<br />Used I a list of items when the list already has commas in it. <br />He drove to Erie, Pennsylvania; Lansing, Michigan; and Honolulu, Hawaii. <br />
  4. 4. COLON <br />Used to present something: a statement, a series, a quotation or instructions. <br />Meant to bring your sentence to a halt.<br />
  5. 5. COLON RULES <br />#1<br />Use a colon instead of a comma if you want to introduce a quotation. <br />I said to him: “Smitty, please pick up a case of Pepsi on your way over.” <br />A famous man once said: “Four score and seven years ago.” <br />
  6. 6. COLON RULES <br />#2<br />To introduce a list when what comes before the colon is a complete sentence (subject + predicate)<br />Henry bought three kinds of pop: Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Slice. <br />I gave her three choices: do your homework, clean your room, or mow the lawn. <br />
  7. 7. COLON RULES<br />#3<br />Do not use a colon to separate the verb from the rest of the sentence. <br />In Henry’s bag were: three carrots, two pineapples, and once squash. <br />WRONG! – What is before the colon MUST be a complete sentence. <br />

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