Grammar Question

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Gov2408
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Grammar Question

Postby Gov2408 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:40 pm

"As a teacher, my mom worked on developing her student’s dreams, as her son, I worked on making mine a reality."

Should there be a comma or semicolon after dreams??

hooma
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Re: Grammar Question

Postby hooma » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:48 pm

Semicolon. They are two related but independent clauses. You could add a conjunction and keep the comma, but I like the flow a semicolon. A period would create a little more drama, which I might go for if this is the intro or conclusion.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ ... lauses.htm

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citykitty
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Re: Grammar Question

Postby citykitty » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Semicolon.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Grammar Question

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:53 pm

citykitty wrote:Semicolon.

this, or a period. I would go semicolon though, since the thoughts are obviously related




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