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Autor:  Teacher
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Data:  04/MAR/2012 1:15 PM
Assunto:  the use of comma
 
Mensagem: 

O ponto e vírgula parece deixar a frase feia "He's more than a father; he is my friend.", entretanto sem pontuação ocorre uma "run-on sentence"


1. run-on sentence: two independent clauses which are joined together with no connecting word or punctuation to separate the clauses.


Incorrect: They weren't dangerous criminals they were detectives in disguise.
Correct: They weren't dangerous criminals; they were detectives in disguise.
Incorrect: I didn't know which job I wanted I was too confused to decide.
Correct: I didn't know which job I wanted, and I was too confused to decide.

2. comma vs. semicolon


Use a comma after the first independent clause when you link two independent clauses with one of the following coordinating conjunctions: and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet. For example:

I am going home, and I intend to stay there.
Use a semicolon when you link two independent clauses with no connecting words. For example:
I am going home; I intend to stay there.




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
the use of comma  –  supimpa  03/MAR/2012, 3:28 PM
the use of comma  –  Oiroso_  03/MAR/2012, 7:18 PM
 the use of comma  –  Teacher  04/MAR/2012, 1:15 PM
the use of comma  –  supimpa  05/MAR/2012, 11:24 PM
the use of comma  –  Teacher  06/MAR/2012, 2:22 PM
the use of comma  –  supimpa  07/MAR/2012, 11:39 AM

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