eng111: 2010 Mar 18

Posted in eng111 by bnmng on 2010 03/18

Definitions Due 23rd 25.
April 26: Arguments.
Debating in class coming up.

(handed out literary festival flyer).
Mon April 5 8, 2010.

Semi-colons. Each side should have a complete sentence. -> Sentence ; Sentence.

Semi-colons can also be used where commas may have been used but might be confusing.

Colons: means equal. Generalisations: List of Specifics.
example: The following students made A’s: Joe, Jack, Jill.
Should have a sentence on the left.

Dash — Like a colon but items on opposite sides.
Dash indicators are “that is”, “namely”, “for instance”.

Dashes can be used for emphasis in places where commas might have been used for added info.
Ex: My friend, Brad Pitt, met me for lunch.
Ex: My friend – Brad Pitt – met me for lunch.

Parentheses: Info that isn’t necessary for all readers. Sometimes for clarification, especially when the clarification isn’t necessary.

Brackets: for changes inside quotes. “He [Smith] said ‘Go’.”

Note coordinating conjuctives, conjuctive adverbs, subordinating adverbs.
Rememebr subordinating can go in the beginning of the sentence or end.
A conjuctive adverb cannot. Semi colons come before conjuctive adverbs.

Homework for Tuesday: Read a controversial topic. Bring something that we can debate about.


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