Daily Reading Notes

Elements of Style

Day 1

Posted on 2019-07-24

If two independent clauses share the same subject and joined by a but, separate them with a comma before the conjunction. If they are joined by an and, omit the comma.

When joining two closely related independent clauses prefer a semicolon. It is more direct than using a conjunction.

Only break a sentence in two for high emphasis. In general, reserve this technique for dialog, when the character speaks in a clipped tone.

Elements of Style