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fOn Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:51:50 -0600 in alt.folklore.computers, Kevin
From Wikipedia on semicolon: 'In English, the semicolon has two main purposes: 1. It binds two sentences more closely than they would be if separated by a full stop-period. It often replaces a conjunction such as and or but. Writers might consider this appropriate where they are trying to indicate a close relationship between two sentences, or a 'run-on' in meaning from one to the next; they don't wish the connection to be broken by the abrupt use of a full-stop. ... There are several rules that govern semicolon placement: 1. Use a semicolon between closely related independent clauses not joined by a coordinating conjunction: "I went to the store; it was closed." ...'
My reading flow is not disconcerted, it is dislocated by such usage, as I have to reread the phrase to ensure I understand it correctly. The usage also seems to me to be a form of syntactic dislocation: perhaps it could be categorized as gripping dislocation, rather than
As the non-fiction half of my reading is technical books, you need only inform AW, CUP, McGH, MIT, PH, O'Reilly, and Wiley that their author guidelines and house style guides need only slightly updated to benefit from the lucrative opportunities they have hitherto forgone. The point is non-negotiable! Should they wish me to perform the relevant copy-editing, I am available at my usual rates; all errors found will be corrected gratis.
-- Thanks. Take care, Brian Inglis Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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On 26 Sep 2006 09:58:06 -0400, Rich Except I should have gone for the pregnancy joak, given his use of the word "oddly." There was a story in the...
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