Tutor profile: Maggie H.
When does someone use a semicolon? Write an example sentence and explain.
I have a big test tomorrow; I can't go out tonight. In this example, the semicolon combines two independent clauses. If the semicolon was replaced with a period, the clauses would still make sense.
Identify one of the main themes in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s novel, "Mother Night."
One theme may be the question of identity. Campbell works as an American spy during WWII, going deep under cover as a Nazi. By the end, the reader and Campbell himself wonders if you can keep your two selves separate, or if the evil inside you was there all along.
Find and identify the grammatical error in the following sentence: My family cooks together almost every night, then we eat what we made together.
Comma Splice; two independent clauses, separated by a comma. It would be better to have these as two separate sentences. "My family cooks together almost every night. Then, we eat what we made together."
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