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Tutor profile: Gabrielle D.

Gabrielle D.
English/Spanish/Writing Tutor; Bilingual (Spanish)

Questions

Subject: Writing

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Question:

Explain the proper usage of a semicolon and provide an example.

Gabrielle D.
Answer:

A semicolon is used to connect two closely related, independent clauses (those containing both a subject and a verb) that are considered of equal importance. Semicolons are stronger in separating thoughts than a comma but are not as strong as a period. Example: I usually don't eat fish; however, the salmon you made was delicious.

Subject: English as a Second Language

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What are the conjugations for the present and past tense forms of the verb "buy" in the third-person singular? Hint: this verb is irregular in the past tense.

Gabrielle D.
Answer:

Present third-person singular: buys Past third-person singular: bought

Subject: English

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Question:

Explain the use of metaphor as a rhetorical device and provide an example.

Gabrielle D.
Answer:

As a rhetorical device, a metaphor is a type of figurative language in which one thing (a word, phrase, or concept) refers to, represents, or symbolizes another thing (usually something that is more abstract in nature). Example: Love is a battlefield.

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