usage of the semi colon

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When I run the review on my doc, it comes back with "Review this sentence for missing closing punctuation". It seems to be asking for a period after the semi colon. I never heard of that or even noticed anywhere in literature where that is used.

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Suggested correction:

will be performed by one or more of the following methods:

will be performed by one or more of the following methods:.

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See example:

Verification will be performed by one or more of the following methods:
asked Oct 18 '12 at 17:30 anthony strzelczyk New member

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: = colon

; = semicolon

 

As Jeff said, a colon is correct in this sentence.

link comment edited Oct 18 '12 at 22:05 Peter Guess Expert
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You have used a colon (:), not a semi colon (;) -- I used to get them confused too.

 

The colon is the proper way to introduce your list, with one caveat. The sentence before the colon should be a complete sentence. The list that follows requires no end punctuation (according to the Chicago Manual of Style) until the item is a complete sentence. All items in the list should be of parallel structure. If one item is a complete sentence, all must be complete sentences.

 

A few days back, I had problems with the Grammarly software misreading punctuation at the end of a sentence. Grammarly Support says they are working to correct the problem. If I were you, I would alert Support to your problem. They may be able to fix both.

link comment answered Oct 18 '12 at 22:48 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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