Questions tagged with semicolon

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Punctuation: colon, semi-colon, dash, or other?
Hello, What is the best way to punctuate the following sentence: The list need only show the surnames: no other ...
punctuation colon semi-colon Semicolon dash +1 vote, asked Jan 15 by Ian Howlett
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Use of semicolon
Is the following use of semicolons correct? The plan is to connect the airport with South Boston by digging a ...
Semicolon semicolons +1 vote, asked Nov 30 '15 by Tural Alizada
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When does a list become complex and therefore need semicolons?
Hi all, Do lists need to be seperated by semicolons only when the items contain commas themselves? In the following ...
Semicolon comma +1 vote, edited Nov 01 '15 by Joseph
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Correct use of semicolons.
I am trying to thank someone for a ticket to a comedy show and can't figure out if I'm using ...
Semicolon punctuation grammar +2 votes, asked Jun 07 '15 by dylan
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When a comma splice isn't a comma splice...
In a grammar workbook, this sentence is posted as a practice compound sentence: "The tree is cacao, the ground bean ...
comma splice Semicolon compound 0 votes, asked May 03 '15 by Francesca
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Comma, semicolon; or em dash --
Hi, this is the first sentence of an essay describing my decision not to go to college immediately after high ...
comma Semicolon dash complex 0 votes, asked Apr 22 '15 by Todd Andrew
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What is the proper context to use a semicolon?
I have suspected that i need to use them in my writing some times, however i would like some examples ...
Semicolon text context 0 votes, asked Mar 31 '15 by Allison Jameson
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When listing things with semicolons
Hello everyone! Are these sentences grammartically correct? This week's winners are Humm from Härnösand, Sweden; and Jack from Tusla, Oklahoma. ...
Semicolon 0 votes, asked Mar 08 '15 by Humm
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Is it correct to use a semicolon in the below sentence, where the second subject is colloquially ommitted: "I had ...
Semicolon pronoun clause +1 vote, asked Feb 05 '15 by John Stringfellow
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Fragment or complete sentence
Is the following a complete sentence? "But don't just take our word for it." The context is that it would ...
complete Sentence fragment Semicolon 0 votes, asked Jan 08 '15 by Alex
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Use of semicolon
Hi there, I am co-writing a paper and wondering whether my use of the semicolon is appropriate. I can't post ...
Semicolon lists commasplice 0 votes, asked Dec 10 '14 by Annika
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Semicolon or comma?
Goals are an important part of the journey, it's HOW you attain them that matters!
Semicolon comma 0 votes, asked Oct 26 '14 by Alicia Nicholas
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What is the correct punctuation in this sentence?
Putting on her warm coat; which she normally did regardless of the weather, she took one last glimpse about and ...
comma colon Semicolon dash 0 votes, asked Apr 03 '14 by lee leeeder
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comma vs semicolon using lists and fractions
If i were to ask "Please give me 1/2 of the milk, the cheese and the butter," does that mean ...
commas Semicolon +1 vote, asked Jan 14 '14 by D Mitch
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Inclusion of a conjunction in a list started after a colon & Usage of semicolons vs commas for lists
Here is the sentence in question: "Les Misérables includes several themes pertaining to ethics, such as: the value of atonement ...
Semicolon comma conjunctions colon lists 0 votes, asked Jan 12 '14 by Philip Swanson
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When to use a Comma or Semicolon
In this sentence, which makes more sense, the semicolon or the comma? Here's how I think this should work; put ...
punctuation comma Semicolon 0 votes, asked Sep 21 '13 by Mikiah Fender
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Series in a nonessential clause
How does one punctuate a series within a nonessential clause? Is one of the following examples correct, or is there ...
series clause comma Semicolon 0 votes, asked Jul 29 '13 by Sahndie
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What is wrong with the following question? I need to visit my friend, to wash my bike, and buy six ...
punctuation semi-colon comma Semicolon +1 vote, asked Jun 24 '13 by jasvir singh
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Semicolons, commas, or what?
I wrote the following sentences for a letter of introduction and I love the cadence of the phrasing. The phrases ...
Semicolon comma 0 votes, edited May 27 '13 by Charles Sims
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Proper use of semicolon
An important effector of Arf6, Rab27a, and Rab35 is the GTPase activating protein (GAP) EPI64; the high concentration of EPI64 ...
Semicolon 0 votes, asked Apr 07 '13 by Peter Stamos
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