Writing | Respect the Semicolon

Abraham Lincoln was a skilled and powerful communicator.

He was also a man with great wit and insight.

His observation below is so subtle and clever, it always makes me smile:
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semicolon; it’s a useful little chap.

Good advice. Respect the semicolon; it's a useful chap.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

; !

Barbara Spencer Hawk said...

An excellent reminder, thank you! I've been meaning to do a post on exclamation points ...

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