Grammar 8 Commas
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Semicolon Rule 1- Use a semicolon to join the parts of a compound sentence if __________________.
no coordinating conjunction is used.
SC Rule 2
Rule- Use a semicolon before conjunctive adverb that ___________________.
joins the clauses of a compound sentence.
Semi Rule 3- When commas occur within parts of series, use semicolons to separate parts.
Make sure you know what is part of the series
Colon Rule 1
Rule- Use colon to introduce list of items.
Never use a colon when?
Never use colon after verb or prep.
Colon rule 2 - Use a colon between two independent clauses when ____________________________.
the second explains or summarizes first.
Colon rule 3
Use colon to introduce long or formal quotation.
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