Grammar Demons, Take That (Part 16)

Dashes, semicolons and colons–very powerful tools in adding clarity to a piece of prose. But, used incorrectly or overused, they can tear down the flow very quickly. This infographic from grammar.net is a quick summary of the usage rules. I find them very useful, you might too.

 


Do you have any favorite grammar battle? Do share. As always, if you have a favorite infographic or tips to share, please feel free to comment.

Source: Dashes, semicolons and colons from Grammar.net.

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books. Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.

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