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3 Introduction to Adjectives… Eey_bs

4 An adjective is a word that describes a noun.

5 An adjective can tell what kind or how many. I had eleven candles on my birthday cake!

6 What kind

7 How many

8 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! 

9 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!

10 This fat giraffe must love Mc Donald's!


12 Introduction to Semicolons & Colons tOpKkg

13 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.

14 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.

15 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.

16 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.

17 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.

18 …to introduce a list…  The daily newspaper contains four sections: news, sports, entertainment, and classified ads.

19 between the hour and minutes.  He said he would be at home by 5:30 p.m.

20 between chapter and verse in biblical references.  He always liked to refer to Genesis 1:18 when starting a speech.

21 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.

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