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Four Semicolon Constructions to learn

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									Four Semicolon Constructions to learn

1. Sentence ; sentence. Use the semicolon to join closely related
sentences.
This is English class ; we study grammar.

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This is English class we study grammar. (run on sentence)
This is English class, we study grammar. (comma splice=need
something stronger than a comma, so use a semicolon)

2. Sentence ; hence, sentence.
             however, sentence.
             therefore, sentence.
             thus, sentence.
             as a result, sentence.
             instead, sentence.
            consequently, sentence.

This is English class ; thus, we study grammar.

3. Sentence with city, state; city, state; and city, state.

Students study grammar and punctuation in Hartford, SD;
Hartford, CT; and Hartford, AZ.

4. Phrase/Clause, sentence; phrase/clause, sentence.
If 2 related sentences side by side have commas in them, use a
semicolon to separate them.
In English class, we study grammar rules; in math class, we study
equations.

								
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