RULE 3 Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause in a compound sentence. Herbert at the Hammersmith
I knew I couldn't win; nevertheless, I still fought Pip.
Since you asked about me, I'll tell you; I'm the fairest woman of them all
RULE 4 Use a semicolon to separate phrases or clauses of equal rank which contain commas. The semicolon in such sentences brings clarity of meaning Mrs. Pocket at Bernard's inn.
Pip has finally arrived; I will act as his new father figure.
RULE 1 Use a semicolon between two independent clauses of a compound sentence when they are not joined by a coordinate conjunction. Wemmick at Jagger's Office
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