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Punctuation. Meet Period. What it does: Separates ideas What it “says”: “We are done with this thought. Let’s move on.” What it cannot do: Connect ideas It’s kind of like a: Wall that divides two properties. Meet Comma. What it does: Joins a smaller idea to the main idea

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meet period
Meet Period
  • What it does:

Separates ideas

  • What it “says”:

“We are done with this thought. Let’s move on.”

  • What it cannot do:

Connect ideas

  • It’s kind of like a:

Wall that divides two properties

meet comma
Meet Comma
  • What it does:

Joins a smaller idea to the main idea

  • What it “says”:

“And one more thing that connects here . . .”

  • What it cannot do:

Connect two big ideas (ICs)

  • It’s kind of like a:

Hook connecting a train car to the engine

meet semicolon
Meet Semicolon
  • What it does:

Connects two main ideas (ICs)

  • What it “says”:

“Here’s some information; wait, here’s some more”

“Let’s join up and finish this together!”

  • What it cannot do:

Connect two dependent clauses

  • It’s kind of like a:

Door between two rooms

Bridge between two islands

meet colon
Meet Colon
  • What it does:

Shows examples that support a statement

  • What it “says”:

“Here’s an/some example(s)”

  • What it cannot do:

End a sentence

  • It’s kind of like a:

Presenter at the Oscars (introducing nominees)

Sports announcer naming players before the game

Bridge connecting the USA of Main Ideas to Key List

listen up
Listen up:
  • You should know this fact: a colon can be used to introduce and emphasize important ideas EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO LIST
  • Here is one more reminder: there is not always a list after a colon.
  • Something else besides a list can come after a colon: one really important statement.
try this
Try this:
  • Holicong “sevvies” must remember one thing:
  • Teachers repeat the same refrain all year:
  • Sometimes there is only one right way to act:
  • There he was, standing right in front of me:
try this completed example
Try this: (completed example)
  • Holicong “sevvies” must remember one thing: learn how to walk in the hallways.
  • Teachers repeat the same refrain all year:

always do your homework.

  • Sometimes there is only one right way to act:like a child.
  • There he was, standing right in front of me: Godzilla.
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