Semi Colon practice with Great Expectations
By ashtenfox, Updated
He told me to let you wait in his room; he is in court at present
Rule One: Use a semicolon between two independent clauses of a compound sentence when they are not joined by a coordinate conjunction.
This is our bedroom that we share; therefore, we shouldn't fight.
Rule Three: Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause in a compound sentence.
Rule Four: Use a semicolon to separate phrases or clauses of equal rank which contains commas. The semicolon in such sentences brings clarity of meaning
I have a stewed steak, cold roast fowl, and told the butcher to pick us out a good one; for he could have been punished in previous events.
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