Today begins the A to Z blogging challenge. I participated last year and had so much fun, and I met a lot of new bloggers who I still visit today. The way it works, if you have to write a post every day but Sundays (because of 5 Sundays in April this year, today is the exception). You post about a different letter of the alphabet. Today is "A", and tomorrow is "B" and so on. The posts don't need to be long, and they really shouldn't be. A bazillion people participate in this blog; it's literally grown by leaps and bounds each year.
Why do it? It's a great way to meet new people and get new followers for your blog.
Now, here today, I'm going to discuss a little grammar.
If you are right-handed, the scissors should be in your right hand, if you are left-handed, scissors go in the left hand.
The above comma is called a comma splice and is considered grammatically incorrect. What you have here is two complete sentences. The writer either needs to separate them with a period or question mark. or connect them with conjunctions like and, but, or, nor, yet, and so.
Another option is to separate them with a semicolon. You can use a semicolon to signal the reader that the two sentences are closely related to each other.
Bear in mind, however, that a semicolon is considered a soft period and not a hard comma.
Are semicolons your friends? Or do you run from them for fear of using them incorrectly? Or do they just bug you when you read them?