Do you harbour an irrational fear the semi colon?
When I read other blogs, displaying excellent use of the semi-colon, I sigh and think how much more intelligent, literate, educated they must be.
I must have missed the semi-colon lesson in school. I really don’t remember being taught much grammar, just picking it up along the way.
I sometimes think, ‘I’m sure a semi-colon could go in there’. Then I bottle it in case my inappropriate use shows me to be a numpty who should stick to reading blogs, not writing one.
I must admit that since starting this blog 9 weeks ago, I find the words coming easier and easier. The dusty old thesaurus in my head is releasing that word I am looking for faster than before. I am having to spend less time rewriting my twaddle and I can pop out a reasonable post in 10-15 minutes. (You may have a different definition of reasonable, of course).
But the use of the semi-colon evades me.
So today I looked it up; it wasn’t difficult.
There, did you see it? That pesky semi-colon. I think that’s right. Blink and you’d miss it.
I found this explanation really useful http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon
Love, Lucie xx