Monday, August 28, 2006

punctuation template

Here's a handy template:

independent clause.  independent clause.  (A period separates two independent clauses.)

independent clause; independent clause.  (A semi-colon connects two related independent clauses.)

independent clause, coordinating conjunction independent clause.  (A comma plus coordinating conjunction--for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so--connects two related independent clauses.)

independent clause:  anything.  (A colon connects AND separates an independent clause that sets up material from whatever follows.)

(njs) (on my own personal quest to improve the country's punctuation skills since 1989 . .. )

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