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Tue Oct 03 2000 at 9:30:46
The rules for using a semicolon:
Use a semicolon to connect two sentences together.
These sentences should be related in some some way and
with a semicolon to preserve the flow of thought rather than ending it abruptly with a period.
; they are loyal.
wherever you need a long pause or are ordering a complex list.
Sometimes a comma just doesn't do it. I often conjoin two thoughts with a
even when one part of the sentence or the other are not in themselves complete sentences. Sometimes, in a list of items, the listed items themselves require a
, thus ruling the use of one out as a divider.
I will be in Oregon on June 15th, 2000;
22nd, 2000; August 31st, 2000 and again on your
As a writer, you control the rhythm and meter of your prose; the semicolon is a way to assist you in achieving mastery of writing flow and indeed does make you look quite a bit more astute than the next fellow. No help for it I suppose.
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