The Semicolon and its Usage

The semicolon is a commonly misunderstood punctuation mark. It may be useful to consider the semicolon as something between a comma and a full stop; it both separates and links the clauses it falls between. Though there are varying opinions about the instances where a semicolon is required, the three usages that follow are widely accepted and account for the vast majority, if not all, of such instances. To link independent clauses As with the full stop, the semicolon can be used to separate clauses that are grammatically independent; however, unlike the full stop, the semicolon links the two ideas that it separates. Linking similar ideas with a semicolon not only gives your concepts greater continuity, but will also help …

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