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Use SEMICOLONS (;) For Emphasis

Why would you ever want to make your writing more complex by using a semicolon? The little comma-with-a-dot-over-it grammatical mark? 1. Semicolons are used when...

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What is an Independent Clause?

An independent clause can stand by itself as a sentence. A sentence has, at its most basic, a subject and a verb. Example: Mary ran. Mary is the subject, and...

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How to Fix Comma Splices

A comma splice is a sentence that uses a comma to incorrectly link independent clauses. Since an independent clause can stand alone as a sentence by itself, the result...

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Where To Put Commas

Commas are used in many different ways, but you can think of them as a pause. So if you were speaking out loud, and paused between parts of a sentence –...

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Overview of Grammar & Mechanics

Grammar and Mechanics includes punctuation, proof-reading, and sentence structure. By the time you are in advanced writing class, little attention will be paid to...

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