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

Do not capitalize ordinary words after a semicolon.

EXAMPLE

  • Call me tomorrow; we will talk about it.
  • Tell me what you’re afraid of; I’ll try to help you.
  • I’ve studied a lot; I hope I’ll pass.

USE

A semicolon can replace a period if the writer wishes to narrow the gap between two closely linked sentences.

License

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