I know this seems rudimentary, but it’s tripping me up for some reason.
Yuck. Mushrooms are gross.
I feel the period creates to much of a pause and strays too far away from the emphasis I want on the “yuck”.
Yuck, mushrooms are gross.
The comma, I’m assuming, will be the correct answer for most situations, but I’m admittedly not always proficient in them. I guess what’s slipping me up is that it kind of appears like a comma splice? “Yuck” can stand alone as its own sentence, and so can “mushrooms are gross”.
Or is the comma splice irrelevant in this case since the yuck acts more like an interjection or an introductory word/clause?
Yuck: mushrooms are gross.
Any valid reason to ever use a colon with this sentence? I know that colons can be silently read as, “which is/are”, so it kind of would make sense in this case. I know the general rule with colons is that there must be an independent clauses preceding the colon for it to work. Yuck acts as an independent clause here, no?
Yuck—mushrooms are gross.
Em dash? I know em dashes are very emphatic in nature. Writers choice here?
Yuck; mushrooms are gross.
Semicolon? Similar to colons, I know that you need an independent clause preceding the semicolon for it work, but unlike colons, you also need an independent clause AFTERWARDS as well. Again, like the colon, does yuck act as an independent clause? Writers choice?
Are any of these actually wrong?