Great Expectations Semi Colon
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Rule #1: Use a semicolon between two independent clauses of a compound sentence when they are not joined by a coordinate conjunction.
Sorry to keep you waiting; I had business to attend to.
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.
Although it's not the nicest, this is your apartment; and you will be staying here for the foreseeable future.
Rule #3: Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause in a compound sentence.
I dropped the baby; however, he is alright!
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