Tutor profile: Deborah P.
When does one properly use a semicolon in writing?
A semicolon is used when connecting two sentences or independent clauses. For example: Ann and I are first cousins; our mothers are sisters. Also, a semicolon can be used when connecting two independent clauses with conjunctive adverbs, e.g., however, therefore, thus, otherwise, etc. Example: We can go to the beach on Monday; however, the weather will be cold and cloudy. A semicolon may be used in a serial list. Example: I need the population statistics for the following cities: Tampa, Florida; Flagstaff, Arizona; San Diego, California; Nashville, Tennessee.
Subject: Library and Information Science
What is a database you might use to locate up-to-date relevant business information for an academic paper?
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Subject: English as a Second Language
What did you do today? (For about a year, I have taught for a company offering EL teaching to Chinese students.) This question is a common question to help the student in conversational English.
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