Semicolon

But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care? In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters.

Author: Cecelia Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062853073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark The semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care? In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters. But in the nineteenth century, as grammar books became all the rage, the rules of how we use language became both stricter and more confusing, with the semicolon a prime victim. Taking us on a breezy journey through a range of examples—from Milton’s manuscripts to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letters from Birmingham Jail” to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep—Watson reveals how traditional grammar rules make us less successful at communicating with each other than we’d think. Even the most die-hard grammar fanatics would be better served by tossing the rule books and learning a better way to engage with language. Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don’t need guides at all, and refocuses our attention on the deepest, most primary value of language: true communication.

Project Semicolon

... photo byJMR Photography, tattoo by Miles at the House of Tattoo. PROJECT
SEMICOLON: YOUR STORY ISN'T OVER. Text copyright © 2017 by Amy Bleuel.
All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions.

Author: Amy Bleuel

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062466549

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 352

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For fans of PostSecret, Humans of New York, and If You Feel Too Much, this collection from suicide-awareness organization Project Semicolon features stories and photos from those struggling with mental illness. Project Semicolon began in 2013 to spread a message of hope: No one struggling with a mental illness is alone; you, too, can survive and live a life filled with joy and love. In support of the project and its message, thousands of people all over the world have gotten semicolon tattoos and shared photos of them, often alongside stories of hardship, growth, and rebirth. Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn't Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures. This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. At once heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, and eternally hopeful, this collection tells a story of choice: every day you choose to live and let your story continue on. Learn more about the project at www.projectsemicolon.com.

A Friendly Letter signed Semicolon to Dr Bentley occasion d by his new edition of Paradise Lost By a Gentleman of Christ Church College Oxon or rather by Edmond Miller Fellow of Trin Coll Cam

... that Erudite , Sagacious and happy - conjecturing Critick and Bard , the
stupenduous and never - enoughto - be - wonder'd - at Bentley , whose
plaindealing Friend and humble Admirer , I crave leave to subscribe myself ,
SEMICOLON .

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ISBN: BL:A0024234007

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Science and Technical Writing

Semicolon 4.43 The semicolon divides parallel elements in a sentence when the
text's meaning calls for a separation stronger than a comma but weaker than a
period . Semicolon and Clauses Joined without Conjunction 4.44 Insert a ...

Author: Philip Rubens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415925517

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

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With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.

Serial set no 11001 12000

134 , § 47d ( 47 words semicolon , and 72 words efter 1st semicolon , and 72
words before 3d semicolon , ofb efore 3d semicolon , of 1st sentence ; 1st
sentence ; and last and last sentence ) ; added June 4 , sentence ) 1920 , ch .
227 , subch .

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ISBN: UCAL:$B632193

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Inland Printer American Lithographer

The semicolon indicates a pause ; then , the punch . The colyumist says " We are
in the day of short sentences . ” His tortured soul then cries out , “ They become
pretty tedious at times . ” Indeed they do ! The staccato style is easily manipulated
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015086784140

Category: Printing

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The Computer

Consider the following incorrect sequence of statements : begin ; Index : = 0 ;
TemporarySum : - 0 repeat Index : - Index + 1 TemporarySum : - TemporarySum
+ Index ; until Index = 20 end The use of semicolons is about as wrong as it can
be ...

Author: Judith L. Gersting

Publisher: Ardsley House Pub

ISBN: IND:30000035419898

Category: Computers

Page: 542

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Writing Effectively

If the two independent clauses are not separated with a semicolon , the more
definite break between them might not be apparent . The semicolon can signal
the break , while at the same time indicating that the independent clauses are
related ...

Author: Leif Fearn

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015040062633

Category: Education

Page: 152

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A New And Innovative Approach To Teaching The Mechanics Of Writing -- Describes clearly each capitalization and punctuation convention, clarifying for -- Includes student writing samples demonstrating the convention used properly. -- Offers writing activities that feature the convention, giving student writers theThe evidence associated with writing performance across the United States shows a lack of conventional control in writing. The instructional reaction to the evidence has always been to ignore it or to worksheet it to death. This book provides a much-needed third alternative that features serious attention to the writer's craft in a thoughtful, constructive, and authentic manner.This book rests on the proposition that attention to capitalization and punctuation has failed to enhance young writers performances because the attention has not occurred in the context of the writers own writing. Therefore, this book is not only about writing conventions, it is also about teaching and learning in the context of young writers own writing.

Semicolon

In this warm, funny, enlightening and thoroughly original book, Cecelia Watson takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the surprising history of the semicolon and explores the remarkable power it can wield, if only we would stop being afraid of ...

Author: Cecelia Watson

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 000829156X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A biography of a much misunderstood punctuation mark and a call to arms in favour of clear expression and against stifling grammar rules. Cecelia Watson used to be obsessive about grammar rules. But then she began teaching. And that was when she realised that strict rules aren't always the best way of teaching people how to make words say what they want them to; that they are even, sometimes, best ignored. One punctuation mark encapsulates this thorny issue more clearly than any other. The semicolon. Hated by Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut and Orwell, and loved by Herman Melville, Henry James and Rebecca Solnit, it is the most divisive punctuation mark in the English language, and many are too scared to go near it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care? In this warm, funny, enlightening and thoroughly original book, Cecelia Watson takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the surprising history of the semicolon and explores the remarkable power it can wield, if only we would stop being afraid of it. Forget the rules; you're in charge. It's time to make language do what you want it to.

Texas Bar Journal

To never use a semicolon is like refusing to use a computer ; the technology is
there waiting to make life easier , but fear keeps the writers from turning on the
computer . To never use a semicolon is similar to writing without using your full ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105061162892

Category: Bar associations

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McDougal Littell English Teacher s ed

The Semicolon and the Colon Use a semicolon to separate parts of a compound
sentence . Use a colon to introduce lists of items , to follow the greeting of a
business letter , and to separate hours from minutes in time expressions .
Objective ...

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0812351452

Category: English language

Page: 668

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Journal

Page 7, line 10, strike out the semicolon after the word “integrity” and insert, an
italicized comma. Page 7, line 11, after the word ''ment'' strike out the semicolon
and insert, an italicized comma. Page 7, line 16, strike out the word “elected” and
 ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068139974

Category: New York (State)

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Includes special sessions.

Journal of the Senate

Page 13 , line 26 , after “ ( a ) " insert " The bureau shall " Page 13 , line 29 , strike
the semicolon and insert a period Page 13 , line 30 , after “ ( b ) " insert “ The
bureau shall " Page 14 , line 1 , strike the semicolon and insert a period Page 14
 ...

Author: Minnesota. Legislature. Senate

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ISBN: UIUC:30112085285382

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Journal for the extra session, 1933/34, was issued with House Journal for that session; spine title: Journals Senate and House.

Journal of the Senate of the State of New York

New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Page 7 , line 10 , strike out the semicolon
after the word " integrity ” and insert , an italicized comma . Page 7 , line 11 , after
the word “ ment ” strike out the semicolon and insert , an italicized comma .

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112114895565

Category: New York (State)

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Includes special sessions.

New Century Handbook Im Sup

CHAPTER 52 The Semicolon MEDIA RESOURCES Page 858 CD Audio :
Chapter overview . World Wide Web Icon 52 . 1 : Explanation of Weblink box —
Six guidelines for using semicolons . Page 859 CD Audio : Using a semicolon
between ...

Author: Hult

Publisher:

ISBN: 0321252705

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Breaking the Rules

And try to find a semicolon in the work of some of our better contemporary writers
: in E . Annie Proulx ' s multiple prize - winning , The Shipping News , for example
, or Charles Frazier ' s 1997 National Book Award winner , Cold Mountain .

Author: Edgar Howard Schuster

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015056217741

Category: Education

Page: 229

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The author examines the topic of grammar, suggesting ways of teaching grammar rules that should never be broken, and identifying what he calls "myth rules" that are commonly taught but infrequently followed, and that can hinder students' interest in writing.

Pascal Primer

note the absence of a semicolon statement n ; statement n END ; END ; Empty
statement This may seem surprisingly inconsistent for a structured language like
Pascal . AHA ! There is really no inconsistency here . This is because there is ...

Author: David Fox

Publisher: Sams Technical Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39076005021402

Category: Microcomputers

Page: 206

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Prentice Hall Handbook for Writers

Also remember that a semicolon may be used only between word groups of
equal grammatical rank ( see Section 24i ) . The rabbit is the all - American game
; it is everywhere , and everywhere hunted . JOHN RANDOLPH We organize time
 ...

Author: Glenn H. Leggett

Publisher:

ISBN: 0137161190

Category: English language

Page: 648

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Dynamics of Effective Secondary Teaching

Teacher questions students as to why semicolon was used in each example .
Students look at their own compositions with the circled semicolons or no
semicolons . They are to identify the use of the semicolons by the specific
punctuation rule ...

Author: William W. Wilen

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015059161508

Category: Education

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Dynamics of Effective Secondary Teaching integrates theory and research with current classroom practice to help future and in-service secondary teachers make instructional and management decisions for the purpose of improving instruction. Realistic scenarios, numerous examples and illustrations from all subject areas, classroom observation forms, and valuable websites are what makes this text so practical, providing preservice teachers a direct link to classroom practice. As with previous editions, the major feature of this book is the authors' emphasis on decision-making as the thread that links all the topics together. Decision-making is introduced in Chapter 1 as a process fundamental to educators and is revisited to enforce the application in each chapter. The authors' view of decision-making considers it from a constructivist view of teaching and learning based on reflection and "meaning making." Unique to this book is the inclusion in each chapter of a scenario in which a middle or secondary school teacher, representing a wide range of subject areas and grade levels, applies key ideas to the classroom. These scenarios, which appear near the beginning of each chapter, are referred to and analyzed throughout the chapter to provide a running commentary on the theoretical content being presented.