• Understanding the Role of Semicolons in Writing

    Using Semicolons to Connect Related Independent Clauses Semicolons are used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning, without the use of a coordinating conjunction like “and,” “but,” or “or.” This creates a stronger connection between the two ideas and can help to emphasize their relationship. For example: “I have a meeting at 2:00 p.m.; I need…

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    What is a Hyphen?

    Introduction to Hyphens A hyphen (-) is a punctuation mark that is used to join two or more words together to form a compound word, or to separate parts of a word that are not commonly hyphenated. It is a short horizontal line that appears between the words or syllables that it connects. Hyphens are used to create clarity in…

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