by Xavier Ticas
basics of writing,
We have the period, ending our sentences, and
commas, to pause them.
However, there in between the period and the
Lays an odd grammar symbol known as the semi-colon.
Such an ugly name for a word, semi-colon.
Breaking down the word it means half of a
What does half an organ have to do with grammar?
I will tell you, the semi colon is used with
conjunctive adverbs to put two sentences together,
into one grammatically correct sentence.
Why on earth would you call something like that,
which seems so important, a semi-colon? The
physical appearance of it is also awkward. A
period is plain and simple, a comma too, is easy
to make out, but combining both it makes the
period look like its on steroids, or a comma with
an unsightly growth on top.
The semi-colon can be useful; however, it is one
of the hardest grammatical symbols to use.
Most high school students have no clue how to use
semi-colons; additionally its hard to tell
how to use them.
Semi-colons are hard to use; they are a nuisance
I hope that I never learn how to use a semi-colon
for as long as I live; I dont need them