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.
Joining two independentclauses John picks his nose up because of it. ; his friends throw
Conjunctive Adverbs As a result, for example, however, therefore, and instead If the clauses have a conjunctive adverb, use a semicolon.
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.
Groups containing commas You can also use a semicolon to separate groups that already have commas.
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.
Practice Grammar and Composition Book Page 269-270 Only Odds 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
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.
Happy Semicolon! , Now semicolon is understood by others and has found happiness! Yippee!