Semi-colon

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  • John is sleeping; he is comfortable.
  • Use a semicolon between two independent clauses
  • Use a semicolon between the two independent clauses of a compound sentence
  • Because John was sleeping, he missed the bus; but he knows he will get a ride from his mom.
  • Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb that introduces a clause
  • John knew he had to get up for school; however, he kept sleeping.
  • John's parents told John that if he gets up on time for the rest of the year they will take him to Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; and Dallas, Texas.
  • Use a semicolon to separate phrases or clauses of equal rank
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