Unit 11.1

Semicolon

Introduction

The semicolon is a punctuation mark, something between a full stop and a comma. It is stronger than a comma but weaker than a full stop.

Form

The semicolon symbol is: ;

Example

  • The students are from: Poland, Warsaw; Italy, Rome; Spain, Valencia.
  • The teachers live in: Alabama, Mongomery; Arizona, Phoenix; Georgia, Atlanta.
  • My friends come from: Sweden, Stockholm; Poland, Cracow.

Use

The semicolon is used to separate units of a series when one or more of the units contain commas.

Exercises

External link to Semicolon exercises (1183).




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