Great Expectations Semicolons

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  • Rule #3: Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause in a compound sentence
  • I will miss Joe and Biddy.
  • Pip
  • I know your will; nevertheless, becoming a gentleman is worth it.
  • Mr. Jaggers
  • 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
  • Barnard's Inn
  • Herbert
  • Although Pip isn't here yet, he will be soon; and I will take him to see Mathew Pocket
  • Rule #1: use a semicolon between two independent clauses of a compound sentence when they are not joined by a coordinate conjunction.
  • Sarah Pocket
  • Mathew Pocket
  • I am married to Sarah Pocket; we have seven children.
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