GiST #7/365

1. Pluperfect, both the tense, and the word, which sounds like a particularly ripe fruit with sweet and juicy indigo flesh.

2. The Elusive Semicolon; often, we forget about this powerful object; frequently, we use him incorrectly.

3. Particularly clever adjectival phrases. That was an example of a dependent adverbial clause.

4. Conjunctive Adverbs. A little known fact is that the disease known as ‘pinkeye’ (or, conjunctivitis) is actually caused by that squinty thing that happens when one experiences boring old “ending in -ly” adverbs too much.

5. Tiny little parts of speech. Articles like “a”, “an”, and “the”; Pronouns like “it”.

  3 comments for “GiST #7/365

  1. Jenn
    2 February 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Semicolons intimidate me almost as much as apostrophes(””’?).

  2. Silent Winged Coyote
    2 February 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I love semicolons!

  3. Viper Pilot
    2 February 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I, too, love semicolons; I am equally infatuated with their proper usage.

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