punctuation in compound sentence
I know a compound sentence contains at least 2 independent clauses, but are they connected by a comma and a conjunction or by a semicolon and no conjunction OR connected by a comma and no conjunction or by a semicolon and a conjunction?
We use either a semicolon without a conjunction, or a comma and a conjunction.
I have to go to the store; I need something for dinner.
My dog is black, and she has brown eyes.
A semicolon and comma are used with conjunctive adverbs.
The sun is shining brightly today; however, the wind is bitter cold.
The Grammarly Handbook has an extensive section on all forms of punctuation.
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