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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