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Can this sentence be improved by punctuation?


NicolaP 1 / 1  
Jul 12, 2010   #1
1.) It was impossible to overlook these petite wonders, they were angelic.
flavia03 7 / 9  
Jul 12, 2010   #2
Not sure, but how does this sound to you?
" It was impossible to overlook these angelic petite wonders." ?
or
" It was impossible to overlook these petite, angelic, wonders." ?
OP NicolaP 1 / 1  
Jul 12, 2010   #3
Thank you, so much :)
Azeri 10 / 137  
Jul 12, 2010   #4
hi, Nicola

It was impossible to overlook these petite wonders - they were angelic.

It was impossible to overlook these petite wonders: they were angelic

It was impossible to overlook these petite wonders, as/because they were angelic
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Jul 14, 2010   #5
This is a great thread! My favorite idea is this one:
It was impossible to overlook these petite wonders; they were angelic.

Use a semi-colon when two sentences are closely related, like this:
The semi-colon works just like a period; it separates two phrases that could be complete sentences.
badromance 1 / 18  
Jul 23, 2010   #6
i think you should use a semicolon instead of a comma.
Notoman 20 / 419  
Jul 24, 2010   #7
Another vote for the semicolon. The two parts of the sentence could stand alone as sentences so it calls for more than a comma. A colon doesn't work. A dash is kind of like a casual or beefed-up comma. The way it is written, I'd say that the semicolon is the best bet.


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