The Semicolon and Colon: How to use them correctly and add elegance and pizzazz to your writing so as to impress your English teachers!. The semicolon functions in 2 different ways:. It connects two independent clauses (or complete sentences with subject + verb/predicate.
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How to use them correctly and add elegance and pizzazz to your writing so as to impress your English teachers!
(The colon is used for these tasks!)
- My favorite sports are: football, soccer, and tennis.
- Henry has no fear of: heights, speed, or temperature extremes.
- Carrie has visited several developing countries, such as: Guatemala, Haiti, and Somalia.
- By the end of the play, Macbeth sees all of life as merely: “a tale told by an idiot.”