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Finding Clauses in Sentences

April 28th, 2022 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

The main clause of a sentence is the independent part of the sentence that can stand on its own as a complete sentence. Below are two main clauses in the form of simple sentences. Example I forgot to get the mail. I asked Dave to pick it up. The same two main clauses can sometimes […]

Semicolons

February 24th, 2022 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Semicolons are useful signals that help readers negotiate the highway of English. If the period is a red light (stop for a while), and the comma is a flashing yellow light (slow down briefly), the semicolon is a flashing red light. More specifically, the semicolon is useful in four situations: Uniting: When you want to […]

Colons and Semicolons

April 22nd, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

With the various types of punctuation, there should be some hard and fast rules for their usage, right? Well, there are. For example: the colon always goes on the outside of the quotation marks, unless it is part of the quoted text. Example: I like the theme from “The Sun”: Love thy neighbor. The semicolon […]


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