I have a Bachelor's Degree in English; I still don't know how to use a semicolon.


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Better a semicolon...

Dec 13, 2019 at 11:57am

... than an impacted colon. Now that's English.

Trade secret

Dec 13, 2019 at 12:10pm

Good writing does not need semicolons. Reserve them exclusively for winky faces ;)

Same Boat

Dec 13, 2019 at 3:45pm

But I bet you know how to close-read a poem better than most of your co-workers. I know I can!

Not knowing

Dec 13, 2019 at 5:44pm

How to use a semicolon is like a surgeon not knowing how to use a stapler

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Dec 13, 2019 at 9:29pm your friend. Don’t believe the naysayers.

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Sure you do...

Dec 13, 2019 at 10:49pm

... you used it correctly in your post.

And using them for winkie faces is a sign of illiteracy; don't do that.

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I was gonna say something sassy

Dec 13, 2019 at 11:58pm

About a colon but arrived too late. I took the long way home from work down by the river. Didn't think of jumping in once

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Dec 14, 2019 at 5:30pm

Me; neither.

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@same boat

Dec 14, 2019 at 5:58pm

I would never admit to that, but I like to think a poet lives in me somewhere.

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English lit is not the same as studying grammar

Dec 14, 2019 at 6:37pm

Weird that even after you got an English degree you still equate “reading English lit and writing about English lit” with basic grammar. “I read Jane Austen/Shakespeare/other assorted stuff therefore I am a grammar expert”?

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