colons and semi colons


when do I use semi colons and colons?

asked Nov 03 '11 at 21:11 Dorothea Franklin New member

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The details about how to use colons and semicolons correctly would make this post very long.  In general colons are used to introduce lists and demphasise the clause before it.  Semicolons are used to join two or more complete thoughts into one sentence.  


Here are some great resources from our Grammarly Handbook on how to use both colons and semicolons.

link comment answered Nov 07 '11 at 15:52 Kimberly Expert

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