Tag: independent clauses

  • What Is a Comma Splice and Why Should You Care?

    What Is a Comma Splice and Why Should You Care?

    Before I embarked on the glamorous, jewel-encrusted life of a freelancer, I taught college English for close to a decade. Over the course of those nine luxurious, champagne-soaked years of commuting from one side of Chicago to the other on my yacht and getting paid in rubies and Kanye West concert tickets, I graded a…

  • How To Properly Use Semicolons

    How To Properly Use Semicolons

    Why did the semicolon break up with the period? Because they had nothing in comma. If there is any post on punctuation that should begin with a joke, it is this one. Whenever I talk about semicolons, I can just feel people around me start to tense up (and not just because grammar has to be…

  • When To Use Coordinating Conjunctions

    When To Use Coordinating Conjunctions

    My most vivid memory of being exposed to conjunctions (and, probably more accurately, comma rules) was in my eighth-grade writing class with Mrs. Sollers. We made booklets where we wrote out the rules and drew pictures to explain them. I probably remember this so well because I love to draw. Thanks to that project, I…

  • How To Use Conjunctive Adverbs

    How To Use Conjunctive Adverbs

    Whether writing an original story or composing customized SEO content for work, I love to use words to convey a particular feeling or message. Sometimes this means waxing eloquent, which was extremely useful when I was trying to meet my minimum page count while writing my Master’s thesis, and sometimes it means being concise, such as trying…

  • The Marriage of Independent Clauses

    The Marriage of Independent Clauses

    Marriage has been a hot topic in the news and media for years. Individuals, activist groups, and even businesses are taking a stance on the issue. Now it’s my turn. Specifically, I want to address the marriage of independent clauses in a sentence.  What Is an Independent Clause? What is the definition of an independent…