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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Semicolons Colons vs. How to use them | common mistakes Colons follow... EXAMPLE:The children played many sports in gym class: volleyball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. 4,000 is used to divide up the sentence- to signal the end of one part and the beginning of another part. They can be used in two ways- To join two sentences. An independent clause is a group of words that can stand on its own (independently)it is a complete sentence. Semi-colons can be used between two independent clauses. The semi-colon keeps the clauses somewhat separate, like a period would do, so we can easily tell which ideas belong to which clause. COMMON MISTAKES 1. 2. A Semicolon... A colon may be placed only after a complete independent clause. 2 50B+ 20B Make sure you don't use both a semicolon and a conjunction; that would be redundant. Make sure you don't use both a semicolon and a conjunction; that would be redundant. 30B Combined 1 To help separate items in a list, when some of those items already contain commas. *resources - http://writingcenter.unc.edu made by Kim Fischer US Angels invest a total of about $20 billion a year in around 60,000 businesses. Venture Capitalists invest about $30 billion a year in about 4,000 businesses. Never use more than one colon or semicolon in a sentence. You might sound crazy. Semicolons Colons 1. 2. independent clauses (clauses that could stand alone as sentences) and can be used to present an explanation, draw attention to something, or join ideas together.
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