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  • THE SEMICOLON
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    THE SEMICOLON

    The semicolon (;) is regularly a strong comma or a weak period. 1) The semicolon is used between two main clauses not joined by one of the simple co-ordinating conjunctions – ‘and’. ‘but’. ‘or’. ‘nor’. ‘for’. Property can be paid for the lives of peaceful and innocent people cannot be. The semicolon is a much stronger mark of separation than the comma; it is almost as strong as the period.” “With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semicolon; it’s…

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