Cracking the ACT

When Do You Use a Semicolon ? Use a semicolon instead of a period to connect two related independent clauses . Identify the two independent clauses in the sentence below : Just then , the woman screamed the bird jumped up and perched on ...

Author: Geoff Martz

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 0375764550

Category: Study Aids

Page: 554

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This study guide includes The Princeton Review Assessment, a full-length diagnostic exam that will predict test takers' approximate scores on both the ACT and the SAT. Four full-length simulated ACT tests are included on CD-ROM.

Improve Your English

THE SEMICOLON IN VERSE The semicolon is much used in the writing of verse – and in verse is included everything from the highest level of true poetry to the meanest doggerel. In verse, a semicolon is often used where a full stop would ...

Author: J.E. Metcalfe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780716023463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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It's important in our daily lives for us to write clear English which is easily understood. If we get the basics wrong, our words may be misinterpreted and cause confusion. To make sure our written words convey our exact meanings, we need to understand the fundamentals of the English language, such as the parts of speech, how sentences and paragraphs are constructed, and the correct use of punctuation. We also need to spell the words correctly! This indispensable reference guide to the rules and conventions governing written English will help all those who are unsure about whether to use "its" or "it's", or a colon instead of a comma, or how to spell words such as "separate".

The Mechanics of Writing

Semicolon. Rules. Most people find commas a necessity, sprinkling them throughout their writing even when unsure about how to use them correctly. It does not work that way with semicolons, however. Some people — maybe most people ...

Author: Dona J. Young

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781598588170

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Do Commas Matter? Consider the story about my friends were heir to Uncle Josef's estate. Well, Josef wasn't really anyone's uncle, but that's what everyone called him. Uncle Josef's Last Will and testament read, I leave my entire estate to my dear friends Robert, Rosie, Charley and Sophie. The problem? Robert and Rosie filed a lawsuit staring that Charley and Sophie together were due a third of Uncle Josef's estate. Why? Uncle Josef hadn't placed a comma between Charley and Sophie. The judge agreed. Anyone who ever know uncle Josef has been careful about their pauses ever since. At last! A book on punctuation that is not a mere reference book: rather, this book invites readers on a personal journey... meant to be read cover-to-cover, this book effectively takes he mystery out of punctuation and provides practice on essential writing skills. --Elisabeth Anderson, Writing Instructor, College of DuPage A straight-forward handbook that has been infinitely more useful than any handbook or workbook I've used in college. --Dominie Schiralli, Fine Arts Major, Indiana University Northwest Students who used this method had a much easier time with composition. Because they understood grammar and mechanics, they could focus on building their writing skills. This is a great method producing fantastic results. --Peggy Patlan, Former Director of Education, Fox College The Mechanics of Writing is a manual of basic rules that actually builds writing skills, and my composition students who have used the unique method this book presents sing its praises! --Erika Mikkall, Writing Instructor, Indiana University Northwest

Plain English at Work

General definition of the semicolon The semicolon is more formal than the colon and the dash. Professional writers today tend to use it much less than writers of several decades ago did. Some people think of the semicolon as a “strong ...

Author: Edward P. Bailey Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199880324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Everyday we write countless memos, letters, and reports without a second thought. Likewise, we give presentations, both formal and informal. Often this writing and speaking gets criticized for being jargon-ridden, obscure, or long-winded--in short, for not being in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how do we go about writing and speaking it? In Plain English at Work, Edward Bailey gives the answer, with down-to-earth tips and practical advice. Bailey, an expert in business communication, gives us a simple model for writing: · Style: write more the way you talk. · Organization: make your point easy to find. · Layout: use headings, lists, and other white space so readers can see the structure of your writing. Psycholinguists, Bailey points out, have proven that the techniques of plain English writing are far easier on your readers; experience has proven that writing in plain English is easier on you--the writer, too. Bailey also gives you a wealth of practical advice for presentations including: · How to remember your talk. · How to design visual aids. · How to design computer presentations. · How to set up the room you'll be speaking in. · How to develop a successful delivery style. Perhaps most impressive are the many detailed tips he gives here. For instance, when using a pointer, hold it in the hand closer to the screen (otherwise, you turn your back on the audience, making it harder to hear you). When designing a visual aid, use at least 28-point type, and seldom use all capital letters (which are harder to read). And when presenting a bar chart during a computer presentation, build it--a bar at a time--to focus your audience's attention. Drawing on two earlier and popular books, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing and A Practical Guide for Business Speaking, this new volume has been significantly updated. It includes up-to-the-minute information on using computers, computer graphics, and typography for your writing, and on using the same technology for designing your presentations. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive single volume that will be the essential guide for everyone wishing to communicate more easily and effectively at work.

United States Code 1976 Ed Supplement 1

1 ( 7 ) ( 1st sentence words 10722 . before 2d semicolon , words between 5th semicolon and 21st word after 7th semicolon , 1st - 18th words after 9th semicolon , 1st proviso ( words before semicolon ) , 2d , and 3d provisos ) .

Author: United States


ISBN: OSU:32435025950957

Category: Law

Page: 1296

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United States Code

L. 110–190 , $ 3 ( a ) ( 2 ) , inserted " or the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2008 ” before semicolon at end . Subsec . ( e ) ( 2 ) . Pub . L. 110–330 , $ 3 ( b ) , substituted " April 1 , 2009 " for " October 1 , 2008 " . Pub .

Author: United States


ISBN: UCR:31210025662972

Category: Law


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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Seventh Edition

21.3 Semicolon A semicolon marks a greater break in the continuity of a sentence than does a comma. Use a semicolon in a compound sentence to separate independent clauses that are not connected by a coordinating conjunction (and, but, ...

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226823385

Category: Reference

Page: 436

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Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, created from her years of experience with research projects across all fields, has sold more than seven million copies since it was first published in 1937. Now, with this seventh edition, Turabian’s Manual has undergone its most extensive revision, ensuring that it will remain the most valuable handbook for writers at every level—from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the late Wayne C. Booth—the gifted team behind The Craft of Research—and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff combined their wide-ranging expertise to remake this classic resource. They preserve Turabian’s clear and practical advice while fully embracing the new modes of research, writing, and source citation brought about by the age of the Internet. Booth, Colomb, and Williams significantly expand the scope of previous editions by creating a guide, generous in length and tone, to the art of research and writing. Growing out of the authors’ best-selling Craft of Research, this new section provides students with an overview of every step of the research and writing process, from formulating the right questions to reading critically to building arguments and revising drafts. This leads naturally to the second part of the Manual for Writers, which offers an authoritative overview of citation practices in scholarly writing, as well as detailed information on the two main citation styles (“notes-bibliography” and “author-date”). This section has been fully revised to reflect the recommendations of the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and to present an expanded array of source types and updated examples, including guidance on citing electronic sources. The final section of the book treats issues of style—the details that go into making a strong paper. Here writers will find advice on a wide range of topics, including punctuation, table formatting, and use of quotations. The appendix draws together everything writers need to know about formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. This material has been thoroughly vetted by dissertation officials at colleges and universities across the country. This seventh edition of Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined—while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian.

Frank Harrison s Shorthand Weekly

Just now he felt hungry semicolon thanks to youth and good health his appetite never deserted him period So Adolphus went forward into the diningcar to breakfast period no semicolon and he ate a good square meal comma as he generally ...




Category: Shorthand


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Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics

Back to Figure The Z.TEST function dialog box shows the following fields: Array: A1 colon A101 equals open braces 61 semicolon 78 semicolon 73 semicolon 92 semicolon 71 semicolon 83 semicolon 58 semicolon 78 semicolon 94 semicolon 57 ...

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483374109

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Based on Neil J. Salkind’s bestselling text, Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, this adapted Excel 2016 version presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate the book′s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including functions and formulas, this edition shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques and then walks them through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. New to the Fourth Edition: A new chapter 20 dealing with large data sets using Excel functions and pivot tables, and illustrating how certain databases and other categories of functions and formulas can help make the data in big data sets easier to work with and the results more understandable. New chapter-ending exercises are included and contain a variety of levels of application. Additional TechTalks have been added to help students master Excel 2016. A new, chapter-ending Real World Stats feature shows readers how statistics is applied in the everyday world. Basic maths instruction and practice exercises for those who need to brush up on their math skills are included in the appendix.

Joint Resolution to Provide for the Extension of Certain Programs Relating to Housing and Community Development and for Other Purposes

( A ) by inserting " The plan shall " after " ( 7 ) " , and ( B ) by striking the semicolon at the end and inserting a period , ( 9 ) in paragraph ( 8 ) ( A ) by inserting " The plan shall " after " ( 8 ) " , and ( B ) by striking the ...

Author: United States


ISBN: UCR:31210024898080

Category: Community development

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