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Whence the semicolon?

David B. Thomas

Whence the semicolon?

thoughts on sign and signal in western script.

by David B. Thomas

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Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from: Early English and Norse studies, presented to Hugh Smith in honour of his sixtieth birthday; edited by Arthur Brown and Peter Foote. London: Methuen, 1963. p. 191-195.

Other titlesEarly English and Norse studies.
The Physical Object
Pagination[5]p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21326298M

  CPT Symbols Here are the symbols commonly used in CPT reference coding books: Bullet to the left of the code denotes this is a new code that's never been used before. Triangle - Located to the left of the code indicates the code description has been revised in the current edition of the CPT.   Use the semicolon or the period to interrupt the flow. Of course you’ll also want to do the opposite. When sentences are choppy, with too many of them interrupted by semicolons, or when you’ve simply used too many short sentences in a row, substitute commas and a coordinating conjunction for the semicolons and periods to smooth the flow.

Semicolons with Conjunctive Adverbs and Transitional Phrases Finally, you use a semicolon when you use a conjunctive adverb or transitional phrase to join two main clauses. Conjunctive adverbs are words such as “however,” “therefore,” and “indeed,” and they "usually show cause and effect, sequence, contrast, comparison, or other.   Our Rule 1 of Spacing with Punctuation states, “With a computer, use only one space following periods, commas, semicolons, colons, exclamation points, question marks, and quotation marks. The space needed after these punctuation marks is proportioned automatically.” Originally, typewriters had monospaced fonts (skinny letters and fat letters took up the same .

This book formed part of the Hebrew Bible long before the time of Christ, and is therefore from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. 8 All things are full of weariness; and need a semicolon between each clause. 6 wind. Heb. ruach. Ap. 9. The first part of Size: KB. either commas or semicolons. Generally, if the words following the introductory. expression form a series or an independent clause, use a semicolon before the: introductory expression and a .


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Whence the semicolon? by David B. Thomas Download PDF EPUB FB2

A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark. The semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it/5.

‘Semicolon’ Is the Story of a Small Mark That Can Carry Big Ideas. By Parul Sehgal. Cecelia Watson’s new book is “Semicolon,” a biography of the unusually controversial punctuation mark.

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Search Semicolon. Search for: Categories. Semicolons are most often used to separate two equal independent clauses within one complete sentence. Semicolon Example: I have to wake-up early; I hate sleeping in late. The other most common use of semicolons is to separate lists when commas are present within the list itself which is part of a single independent clause.

Here's a little column by National Book Award winner Lewis Thomas about punctuation generally. It has a good take on the semicolon. (Thomas wrote nonfiction, not fiction. But I think his open-minded view of punctuation fits any kind of writing. His first paragraph in this piece, by the way, is a virtuoso use of parentheses.) Notes on Punctuation.

The general answer is no. A semicolon should be followed by a capital letter only if the word is a proper noun or an acronym. We can go to the museum to do some research; Mondays are pretty quiet there. Remember, semicolons are not interchangeable with commas or periods.

The story goes that the semi colon tattoo represents those who wanted to end their life but survived it, like how someone uses a semi colon to continue a sentence instead of ending it. My brother is very close to my heart and almost losing him was a very hard time in my life, but it changed me for the better.

The semicolon or semi-colon (;) is a symbol commonly used as orthographic punctuation. In the English language, a semicolon can be used between two closely related independent clauses, provided they are not already joined by a coordinating conjunction. Semicolons can also be used in place of commas to separate the items in a list, particularly when the elements of.

Hopefully I'm posting this in the appropriate place, still fairly new to all this. I'm living in the trenches of self-editing at the moment and have come across the advice of a published children's book author that states picture books are meant to be read aloud therefore the punctuation in them should be kept simple.

The Semicolon is a “compliment from the writer to the reader.” The Semicolon is a balancer. But, after all is said and done, the Semicolon is not wholly necessary.

Nowhere so far in this essay will you find a Semicolon. The big four – comma, semicolon, colon and full stop – were for a long time, and insanely, regarded as precise measurements of a pause: a full stop was worth four : Sam Leith. Use semicolons instead of commas between items in a series when the series items have commas.

Use a semicolon in compound sentences that do not have coordinating conjunctions. When you use a semicolon to separate two independent clauses, you may also elect to use a conjunctive adverb to clarify the relationship between the two clauses.

Jon Henley reports on the uncertain fate of the semicolon, this most subtle and misused of punctuation marks. and I don't remember ever throwing a book aside for being : Jon Henley. The semicolon has been gradually disappearing, not only from newspapers, but from books—insomuch that I believe instances could now be produced, of entire pages without a single semicolon.”.

The semicolon looks like a comma with a period above it, and this can be a good way to remember what it does. A semicolon creates more separation between thoughts than a comma does but less than a period does. Here are the two most common uses of the semicolon: 1. To help separate items in a list, when some of those items already contain commas.

It is a noble work to write out Holy Books, nor shall the scribe fail of his due reward. (The boldface passage is the often-quoted, but also often-not-translated excerpt, cited in Brown, "Whence the Semicolon?").

Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn't Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures. This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support : HarperCollins Publishers.The semicolon and colon are the two most commonly misunderstood punctuation marks.

While the comma indicates the smallest interruption in thought and the period provides a complete break, the semicolon and colon fall somewhere in between.

Semicolons and colons are effective punctuation marks when used correctly, and they give writers additional options for varying .I’ve never seen more than three verses (the first, second and fourth of your five) to my recollection.

In this case (unlike an earlier one, What wondrous love is this, where I have adopted both the new-to-me stanzas as my own) I think I will stick with the three I’m used to.

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