Presentation on theme: "Semicolons and Colons. Can join two sentences together. Ex: Jimmy took my suitcase upstairs. He left his own bag in the car. Jimmy took my suitcase."— Presentation transcript:
Can join two sentences together. Ex: Jimmy took my suitcase upstairs. He left his own bag in the car. Jimmy took my suitcase upstairs; he left his own bag in the car. If a sentence has too many commas, use a semicolon to join them instead. Ex: I wrote to Ann, Ramona, and Mai, and Jean wrote to Charles, Latoya, and Sue. I wrote to Ann, Ramona, and Mai; Jean wrote to Charles, Latoya, and Sue.
When you are listing things, use semicolons to join items that already contain commas. Ex: They visited Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and San Antonio, Texas. Ex: Mr. Schultz, my science teacher; Ms. O’Hara, my English teacher; Mrs. Gomez, my math teacher; and Mr. Jones, my social studies teacher, attended the seventh-grade picnic.
We went home mom made us lunch. I have lived in Long Beach, CA Durham, NC and San Antonio, TX. Your grades have improved you will graduate. I called Liz, Mike, and Jim and she called everyone else.
And, but, or, for, nor, yet, so Join two sentences together using comma Ex: I went running. Steve went hiking. Can’t join these sentences together with only a comma; you need a conjunction too! Ex: I went running, and Steve went hiking. Also join to items together. Ex: I like basketball and football. Ex: She sings and dances.
She left for work. She was still late. Luke walked for three hours. He was tired. I wanted ice cream. I went to Ben and Jerry’s. My homework wasn’t done. I got a zero. I hoped to go to Hawaii. It was my dream.
Use a colon before a list of items. Ex: You will need these items for the project: a ruler, colored pencils, and tracing paper. Ex: Jack’s pocket contained the following items: a key, a note, and a quarter. Note: You must have an expression like “the following” in order to use a colon. Ex: Your heading should contain the following: your name, the date, and the title. Your heading should contain your name, the date, and the title.
Use a colon between the hour and the minute. 8:30AM Use a colon after the greeting in a business letter. Dear Sir: When listing Bible verses and titles. Ex: John 3:1-12 Ex: “My Biography: Life as a HSA Student”
We have studied the following subjects math, science, and history. I went to bed at 1100 pm. I memorized Matthew 5 6-7. The name of the story is “Jackie A Girl from the South.”