RE: Ban the Semicolon?

Subject: RE: Ban the Semicolon?
From: "Margaret Secara" <margaret -dot- secara -at- alphather -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 13:44:24 -0800

>>> John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> 03/14/02 12:28PM >>>
> interpreting the comma splice or the simple enjambed sentence
> (where a semicolon

Enjambed? Worry about it? What the h*** IS it?


Uhmmm.... from the examples we've seen so far, they're just run-on
sentences. (My current favorite form is where instead of a semi-colon,
they're using a comma. Actually, every pair of sentences seems to be
combined with a comma these days.)

In poetry, enjambment is when a sentence or thought wraps onto the next line, and it's considered a virtue. Imagine my surprise.

Maggie Secara
Grammar Girl

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