Great writers, Watson says, break the rules that would dole out semicolons
as if they were "a controlled substance." Her message is that punctuation is not about limits; it's about making language richer.
Each entry includes a picture of the person's semicolon
tattoo, as well a glimpse into the survivor's life.
These examples of run-on sentences could have been corrected by using the semicolon
instead of the comma.
Part of the semicolon
project, it symbolises "your story isn't over yet".
For more information about the Semicolon
Project, visit http://www.projectsemicolon.org/
Chapters, paragraphs and sentences of varying sizes and relative lengths, as well as punctuation marks such as the comma, semicolon
, en dash, colon, question mark, and full stop are some of the standardised means novelists use to manage their sentences on the surface of the page in creating the narrative impact they sought.
Now notice what happens if you replace that semicolon
and conjunctive phrasing at the end of "a" in the Business Auto form with a simple period.
I just used a semicolon
in an email like some sort of Harvard graduate.
(3) Commas, semicolons
, colons, and full stops represented a series of pauses, of relatively increasing duration, such that the comma asks for a smaller pause than the semicolon
, which asks for a smaller pause than the colon, and so on.
Painted People owner Louise Hewitt said the semicolon
scheme started about six weeks ago.
10 chapters are: spelling is for weirdos; that witch!; the problem of Heesh; between you and me; comma comma comma comma, chameleon; who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick?; a dash, a semicolon
, and a colon walk into a bar; whatAEs up with the apostrophe?; f*ck this sh*t; ballad of a pencil junkie.
We learn that Charles Dickens punctuated by ear, that the semicolon
is an "upper-crust" punctuation mark best avoided and that the apostrophe will most definitely need our prayers if it is to survive.