Learn to use colons and semi-colons properly.
And if you think that's easy, you are probably not using them correctly yourself. I know that my father, English graduate and author though he is, isn't.
But don't bother with colons and semi-colons unless you have the hang of apostrophes and commas. Colons and semi-colons are just the icing on the cake, but if you aren't using apostrophes and commas properly, then you aren't writing English.Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at January 22, 2004 03:41 PM