semicolon usage has been changing in recent years. have you noticed?

semicolon usage has been changing in recent years. have you noticed?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The cowards waited until McCarthy was dead before they started using them again.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That use was always present.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It should be a : and there's no need to capitalize. She's not using ; as in intro to an ordered list.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Subordinate sentences.

        except you NEVER capitalize after a semicolon; that's number one. Number two is: the instant case would be better eqipped with a colon than a semicolon. Finally, the poster is ostensibly a woman, so she's inherently incorrect until compelling evidence proves otherwise.

        Prescriptivism, also see the use for subordinate sentences.

        Women don't exist, that's just a man in a skirt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      except you NEVER capitalize after a semicolon; that's number one. Number two is: the instant case would be better eqipped with a colon than a semicolon. Finally, the poster is ostensibly a woman, so she's inherently incorrect until compelling evidence proves otherwise.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        facts

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Usage has not changed, incorrect usage is nothing new.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      incorrect usage becomes normative over time, irregardless of what schoolmarm nags say

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >irregardless

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That is what I said, just in a more direct and less irritating way.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it changed from a mark on paper indicating a pause to a mark on skin indicating that some gay has survived a suicide attempt

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that some gay has survived a suicide attempt
      failed to do the one thing they needed to

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >some gay

      spot on

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a colon, nothing at all or at least a dash

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    clearly this woman is illiterate, who cares. The internet is the opposite of thinking and learning.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I refuse to use semicolon because I don't understand how it works
    Instead I use an obnoxiously large amount of colons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it joins two independent clauses or divides items in a list that already have commas

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a bunch of moronic pseuds imitating each other's solecisms online

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >solecisms
      >a grammatical mistake in speech or writing
      neat

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