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Introduction to Adjectives… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkuuZ Eey_bs
An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
An adjective can tell what kind or how many. I had eleven candles on my birthday cake!
Five sentences that tell what kind. Morgan is a good friend! Jenna is so awesome! Chocolate is yummy! My dad is tall! She is really sad!
Five sentences that tell how many. I have many awesome friends I have lived in a lot of places I have several books I have many brothers and sisters I ate several pieces of candy on Valentines day!
This fat giraffe must love Mc Donald's!
Introduction to Semicolons & Colons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3cKL tOpKkg
1 st use of a Semicolon The first appropriate use of the semicolon is to connect two related sentences. The pattern looks like this: Complete sentence + ; + complete sentence. Here is an example: My eighty-one-year-old grandmother still rides her Harley motorcycle; her toy poodle balances in a basket between the handlebars.
2 nd Use of a Semicolon You can also team up a semicolon with a transition to connect two complete sentences that are close in meaning. The pattern looks like this: Complete sentence + ; + transition +, + complete sentence. Check out this example: My father does not approve of his mother cruising around town on a Harley motorcycle; however, Grandma has never cared what anyone thinks.
3 rd Use of a Semicolon Finally, use the semicolon to avoid confusion when you have complicated lists of items. The pattern looks like this: Item +, + More Information + ; + Item +, + More Information + ; + and + Item +, + More Information Read the following example: On a Harley motorcycle, my grandmother and her poodle have traveled to Anchorage, Alaska; San Francisco, California; and Tijuana, Mexico.
Reminders about Semicolon Use Keep these three things in mind when you use a semicolon: The two main clauses that the semicolon joins should be closely related in meaning. Don't capitalize the word that follows the semicolon unless that word is a proper noun, one that is always capitalized. Limit your use of semicolons; you should not scatter them throughout your writing. Semicolons are like glasses of champagne; save them for special occasions.
Use a Colon… after a complete statement in order to introduce one or more directly related ideas, such as a series of directions, a list, or a quotation or other comment illustrating or explaining the statement. For Example: Here are three states that begin with M: Michigan, Mississippi and Maine.
…to introduce a list… The daily newspaper contains four sections: news, sports, entertainment, and classified ads.
between the hour and minutes. He said he would be at home by 5:30 p.m.
between chapter and verse in biblical references. He always liked to refer to Genesis 1:18 when starting a speech.
Caution Space once between a colon and the next word, when the colon is used between words. Do not space between numerals and a colon when a colon is used to mark time or ratios.