Thursday, July 20, 2006

Things to use in sentences

When does one use a colon? :
Or a semi-colon? ;
Or a dash? -
Everything has a specific purpose - can you explain the difference between these? I would like to know.

8>)

26 comments:

bobmarley said...

a dash can be used to join words or show that a word caries on on the next line
eg t-
oday

Mr Woody said...

nice on ebob - but i think you've described a hyphen. they're different again.

Mr Woody said...

p.s. excuse my typo - btw - nice avatar

Ernesty said...

Everything (:;-) has more then one meaning, I'll just state one for each!

Colon: Use to show a definition eg. Colon: Use to show definition eg. Colin: Use...

Semi-colon: Use when there are two similar themes eg. I walked home; I lost my bike.

Dash: Use instead of "to" eg. 3pm-4pm

Wikipedia helped me lots!

The Paradise Man

PS: I saw the worlds best stick animation, its called "The demented cartoon movie". I watched it, but it took 30 mins! It's cool, no swearing, we should watch at school!
You can check it here:

http://home.centurytel.net/pyromancer/game/flash/tdcm.swf

【※ 『§mr. brainy§』 ※】 said...

No offence Mr Woody, but dont uou think you are a teacher and you should know this stuff already?

!~*ZuZu*~! said...

hm... well doesnt - [dash] mean something like pause?!

P.S I will be bringing my science fair info and a half finished diagram! The rest will be completed over the weekend!! My dad says my info is EXCELLENT and my drawing is coming along very well! YAY

cu 2moro

Mr Woody said...

great post ernie! you are the posting champ for friday.
brainy - you are right.
zuzu - i can't wait to see it - i hope it is spectacular!

Ernesty said...

Hi, this is a bit off topic, but yea.

Mr Woody, is this good as a wall chart? I got title, intro, an "Mites around the house" article, an Dust Mite article, an head louse article, and a conclusion! I got borders, and 3 pictures, a head louse, a dust mite, and a flea! Is that good for a science fair? Or should I change something.

The Paradise Man

Mr Woody said...

i like the topic ernie - it is a creepy one, so people will find it interesting. also, the creatures make good models because they look so grotesque and spooky when you see them magnified.
i would change the title because you have called it mites around the house, then included things that aren't mites. i would call it invidious invertebrates, or, ugly arthropods, or something that used aliteration and a scientific name for the group or category of creatures you are describing. in this case, they are all invertebrates - that means things without back bones.
well done for using the blog effectively to seek information relating to your science fair.

Horsegirl said...
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Horsegirl said...

I agree with Justin!

Ernesty said...

Do I have to put the reference on the bottem right corner?

Ernesty said...

Is "alarming acarinas around the abode" better?

Mr Woody said...

paradise man - yes - clear references on the bottom right hand corner. and if 'acarinas' is a real word then that is a brilliant title - as long as acarinas are what you are describing and its the correct name for them.
8>)

Ernesty said...

Acarina is the scientific group name for mites!

Ernesty said...

Im nearly finished! I just have to stick the stuff on!

Ernesty said...

Oh yea should I include my name?

Mr Woody said...

paradise - you are posting in the wrong place. and no, don't put your name on the front. i have labels for you for the back of your science fair.

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laffydaffy said...

A semi- colon can be used to replace a fuul stop, semi-colons are also used before words like therefore, nevereless, however, morever.

A colon is udes to introduce a list also you see it on the second half of a sentence to expand or summarize the the first half.

Bubbles

Mr Woody said...

that's a much better definition, bubbles. well done - check your spelling next time.
8>)
you're in the running for the champ of the night award!

laffydaffy said...

When do you use of and off, does anyone know??

Mr Woody said...

laffy... hmmm... re-read your comments before you post them to make sure they will make sense to another reader.
you are doing well.

i want to see interesting thought provoking topics posted on your blogs.

btw... off means off - of means of

Mythril Saber said...

I think you use a semi-colon is used when you want to use a fullstop and a comma at the same time.

Sig said...

I have nothing to add to Paradise man's comments. I wish I had come on earlier!

laffydaffy said...

sorry and next time i will try to get my spelling right.