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August 04, 2014
Semicolons Separate Complete Sentences

Semicolons are awesome; they add interest to writing and join two clauses of equal weight. Kids, however, get really confused about them, so teach your middle schoolers this semicolon rule: use a semicolon if what appears in front of it can be a sentence by itself, and if what appears behind it can be a sentence by itself. 

 
 

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