Unformatted text preview: Example: Fix it and clean it You use a semicolon to join two independent clauses when they are closely related and a coordinating conjunction is not present. Example: Many artists abuse drugs; Vincent Van Gogh was an alcoholic. Side note: If you use only a comma or no punctuation at all between independent clauses you have created a run-on sentence. Pages 205, 206, 270, 271282, 283 "The Concise Wadsworth Handbook...
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- Spring '08
- English, Dependent clause, Grammatical conjunction, independent clauses