The Semicolon

The Semicolon - Carolina; Gainesville, Florida; and Mobile,

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5/8/09 Purpose of Semicolons Semicolons separate the information for one day’s hours from the next. Semicolons create a pause stronger than that of a comma but not as strong as the full pause of a period.
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5/8/09 Uses of a Semicolon Use a semicolon between independent clauses Example: "I like to eat cows; they don't, however, like to be eaten by me."
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5/8/09 Uses of a Semicolon (Continued) Use a semicolon between items in a series Example: "There are several Waffle Houses in Atlanta, Georgia; Greenville, South
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Unformatted text preview: Carolina; Gainesville, Florida; and Mobile, Alabama." 5/8/09 Misuse or Overuse of a Semicolon The police found a set of fingerprints; which they used to identify the thief What's wrong? A comma, not a semicolon should separate an independent clause from a dependent clause or phrase 5/8/09 Misuse or Overuse of a Semicolon(Continued) The tour includes visits to the following art museums; the Prado, in Madrid; the Louvre in Paris; and the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam. What's wrong? A colon, not a semicolon, should introduce a series...
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The Semicolon - Carolina; Gainesville, Florida; and Mobile,

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