Question by  Fadiekay (21)

What is the proper use of a semi-colon?

I did not pay attention in school.


Answer by  Young55 (70)

Semi-colons are generally interchangeable with periods; they are used to connect whole sentences to indicate that the two are related.


Answer by  anrimala36 (208)

A semi-colon is used to join two related independent clauses, meaning two complete thoughts with a subject and verb. It is used to stress that the two clauses are connected.


Answer by  henrietta (67)

A semicolon is used to separate two independent clauses that are related to each other, for example, "I used the semicolon correctly; my teacher was pleased." A less common use is to separate items in a series that already have commas, for instance, "She invited Sarah, her best friend; Jane, her lab partner; and Emma, her co-worker."

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