How to use a semicolon - Emma Bryce
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Here are tips on how to use semicolons in lists. This video guide explains how to connect independent clauses using this punctuation mark. If you need help understanding exactly what an independent clause is, this page can help out—and it provides some useful examples too. Here’s another great source that lists coordinating conjunctions and explains what they are (so you can identify these words, and avoid placing semicolons before them.)
Finally, test out your newfound knowledge with these semicolon practice sentences, and you’ll be using them properly in no time.
For more about proper punctuation, watch this TED Ed lesson: Grammar’s great divide: The Oxford comma.
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