How do I use a semicolon?
What is a semicolon for?
1 A semicolon separates two sections of a sentence which are closely linked.
- the two sections could stand alone as complete sentences
- you could replace the semi-colon with a full stop.
2 A semicolon can be used to separate the items in a list.
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