22 March 2013

When Should I Use a Semicolon?

For many people, one of the most confusing aspects of English grammar is the semicolon - when should it be used? Can I use a comma instead? In fact, the semicolon is often seen where a comma should be, thus breaking up a sentence that shouldn't be.

The following image should help clarify when to use a semicolon:

So, if a clause is dependent, meaning it could not be a complete sentence on its own, then a comma should be used. If a clause is independent, a semicolon should be used.

19 March 2013

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12 March 2013

An Ironic Typo

Typos are just a given in life, and they sneak past the best of us. That being said, there are some that make everyone scratch their head and wonder just how it happened. We can probably all agree that this is probably one of the most ironic typos imaginable:

6 March 2013

How to Spell Definitely

Definitely is definitely one of those words that is misspelled a lot. I have lost count of the number of ways I've seen it written (even defiantly, believe it or not), but the most popular seems to be "definately" - as in, Defin ate Ely, whoever they are.

If you're one of the offenders of this crime against literature, here's a funny image to help you next time. (Alternatively, think of finite, as in, something that has an end. That's how it's spelled.)