Sentence fragments and the semicolon


I learned that semicolons can only be used when each of the two clauses could stand alone as sentences. Since there are some cases (most people seems to agree) where an incomplete sentence, or sentence fragment, is acceptable as a sentence, could a semicolon be used to separate clauses that, on their own, would be incomplete (but acceptable) sentences?

semicolons asked Jun 10 '14 at 04:17 Heather Wilcox New member

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We use semicolon to connect two closely related  independent clauses.

link comment answered Jun 10 '14 at 05:38 Sanjay Expert

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