Ellenberger uses a colon after the proverb where Mofolo uses a semicolon
and so avoids Mofolo's conjunction.
following the phrase is not unusual; our current conventions of punctuation would have us deploy a colon in the same place, but a semicolon
clarifies apposition between "we are" and "one equal temper .
Netizens have taken to posting photos of heir semicolon
"ink" on social media, and/or cap these with #semicolonproject or #projectsemicolon.
is like an equal sign; it tells the reader that on each side is an independent sentence.
Some students talked confidently about a grammar point, but revealed insecure understanding when applying it, for example a boy who described learning how to use a semicolon
as 'pretty magnificent for myself.
Although some authors put emphasis on syntax and others on pauses and/or voice modulation, in general terms, they agree on the repertory of marks included in their accounts--the comma, the colon, the full stop, the note of admiration and the note of interrogation; the semicolon
and the parenthesis being omitted in some of them--and those who deal with other characters distinguish this set as primary points or points related to the sentence.
Regrettably I'm not allowed to get my feverish mitts on the semicolons
, which are locked in a reinforced safe in the ed's office.
When I stumble across a fresh idea like the semicolon
story, the first thing I want to know is: How did he think that up?
Nor did I advocate 'losing, the semicolon
, merely moving it to a less-central position, e.
If you write a paragraph in English and you put a semicolon
or comma in the wrong place, people will still understand what you're talking about," Kelleher says.
Since the keypad is the same," her first text message went, punctuated by semicolon
emoticons expressing effusiveness and embarrassment, "I can write the same way.
Helpful hints such as use of the semicolon
to suppress output and asterisks to comment lines of text are interspaced throughout these chapters.