Can you use a semi colon if the second clause isnt quite a strong sentence on its own? Dont both section need to have the ablility to stand alone?
For example, would this be a correct use of a semi colon??
"It is these types of conversations that produce ideas for change and improvement; something that I am sure you will deal with often as a club president."
Yes, the semicolon separates two linked thoughts, which is what you have in your example. In my view, a semicolon could be used in your sentence, to heighten the emphasis, but normally I would expect a comma, or (though purists may disagree) even more dramatically, a full stop/period.
|link comment||edited Jun 28 '13 at 18:55 Michael Cranfield Expert|
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