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Visualize the semicolon

Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Expectation is what these stops are about; expectation and elastic energy.Like internal springs, they propel you forward in a sentence towards more information..."

I never bothered to think of colons and semicolons that way, in fact I try not to think of them at all. As Truss likes to say there are millions of "sticklers" out there in the world who abhor the incorrect use of punctuation, and it seems I'm not one of them. However, Truss's book does a good way of allowing people to relate to punctuation, or to visualize its purposes at least.


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