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Semicolons

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An elegant pause — or a pretentious comma? The official stance here at analyzemywriting.com on the above question is neutral. However, this is not to say we don't relish the controversy surrounding this often polarizing piece of punctuation.

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Ode to the Semicolon

Listen! Ode to the Semicolon By Tony Noland The simple thoughts of children need only simple punctuation, A sentence with one verb, one noun, for every situation. “I want a cookie.” “She hit me!” “When are we going to eat?” These subject/object pairings up express these thoughts complete. As we mature, our thoughts do too, become harder to express. Complexity increases, stacked more and more, not less. “Optic blasts are awesome, but adamantium claws are better.” “Should I call up Mary Lou…

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Usage of the semi-colon in text messages

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"Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college. Writing Lessons, Writing Advice, Writing A Book, Writing Prompts, Teaching Writing, Start Writing, Writing Resources, Writing Ideas, Writer Quotes

24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More

From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they're talking about. NaNoWriMo, anyone?

Grad school entry essay Read about writing a great graduate school essay or personal statement. However, generic essays have no place in the graduate school application process. Grammar Tips, Grammar Humor, Grammar And Punctuation, Writing Advice, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, School Essay, School Application, Semicolon

The Incredibly Useful Punctuation Mark You Should Use More Often

Does the semicolon really need a defense? The punctuation mark has seemingly won more earnest supporters than snide detractors over the years, even as it...

How to Use a Semicolon I thought infographics were supposed to make things easier to understand. This one just proved to me that we should eliminate semicolons all together. Death to the semicolon!<< But it is easy to understand. Grammar And Punctuation, Teaching Grammar, Grammar Lessons, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Learn English, Grammar Review, Grammar Posters, Better English

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For completeness, had to pin the most pinned of all semicolon pins!