Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MACDRIVE, Jun 19, 2006.
Some of you aristocratic higher education people at MacRumors use semicolons. Cue me in please.
A semicolon separates two independent clauses (any clause that can stand alone by itself as a sentence) with no connecting words.
e.g. "MacRumors is a great place; the people here are very helpful."
You can also use a semicolon when joining two independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb.
e.g. "I love my school; however, the cafeteria food is terrible."
WOW, that's really cool! Is the conjunctive adverb 'however'?
Other conjunctive adverbs include:
One more thing...
A semicolon can be used to seperate a series of three or more items that contain internal commas.
e.g. "Apple has retail stores in Los Angeles, California; Albany, New York; Austin, Texas; and Sacramento, California."
Awesome! I used to hate english and punctuation in my younger days, but now it is becoming more like a really cool game.
I love the fact that people know that if they need accurate advice, MR is the place to turn to, whatever the topic.
Semicolons are a much-misunderstood but valuable addition to our arsenal of punctuation.
Some of you may be aware of Never Mind the Full Stops, a rather good grammar-based programme that recently debuted on the BBC over here.
That "signs" video reminded me of a sign outside a motel here - "STUDIO S AVAILABLE" where you can clearly see where they deleted the apostrophe
At least they had the humility to accept they were in error!