Punctuation error? Need solution please!

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Sarah spoke about her goal; to compete in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.

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Sarah spoke about her goal; to compete in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.
asked Nov 09 '13 at 02:54 Jean So New member

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Although the comma can be omitted, I like the cadence with the comma. An em-dash replacing the comma is also possible. It gives an even more pronounced pause following goal.  A colon (:) is also acceptable punctuation in this sentence.

link comment answered Nov 11 '13 at 06:40 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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