The Semicolon

A lot of people are unsure of how to use the semicolon.
Have no fear! Even though you may go through your whole life without using this “mini period,” it is a great punctuation mark and your writing should include it.

Rules of usage:

  • DO NOT use as a comma.
  • Join two independent clauses
  • ALWAYS ask if you could place a period where you are placing the semicolon.

So why use a semicolon if you can just use a period?
With a period you draw out the piece of writing; with a semicolon everything flows smoothly.

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