Great Expectations semicolon sentences chapters 20-25

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  • Rule #2: Use a semicolon between the two independent clauses of a compound sentence joined by a coordinate conjunction if commas are also used in the sentence.
  • Since Pip is new to the city, he might be nervous; but I'll give him lots of advice.
  • Rule #1: Use a semicolon between two independent clauses of a compound sentence when they are not joined by a coordinate conjunction.
  • I can't wait till Pip arrives tomorrow; I need a new friend around here.
  • Rule #3: Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause in a compound sentence.
  • I am excited to start teaching Pip many things; however, it may be hard since he hasn't been taught many things before.
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