Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Using the semicolon

We were just "talking" about the use of the semicolon on my Freelance Writers and Editors network on Yahoo, and I said that I use a semicolon to connect two sentences that need it.

My example:

She walked in beauty; he slogged through the mud.

Here's another example that may mean more to you:

I love your sister, and I want to marry her. We have two sentences connected by and. It takes a comma.

I love your sister; I want to marry her. We have two sentences with a semicolon connecting them. You can also use a period.

Do you have a great example?

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