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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.
  • Because Mr.Jaggers's time is valuable, you will have to wait for him; but he we won't be longer than necessary.
  • Hello Pip. I remember fighting you in the garden so many years ago; I can't believe the chances of us meeting again.
  • Rule #1: Use a semicolon between two independent clauses of a compound sentence when they are not joined by a coordinate conjunction.
  • Rule #3: Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause in a compound sentence.
  • Pip, I want you to feel welcome in my house; in fact, make yourself at home.
  • Thank you.
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