Tutor profile: Gabrielle D.
Explain the proper usage of a semicolon and provide an example.
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
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.
Present third-person singular: buys Past third-person singular: bought
Explain the use of metaphor as a rhetorical device and provide an example.
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.