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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015     Views: 1

o The semicolon is used between two sentences that could stand on their own but are closely connected. It emphasizes the link between ideas.
§ 'She had leftovers in the fridge; however, she wanted pizza.'
§ 'The yarn was soft wool; it had been dyed a deep shade of blue.'
o The other use for semicolons, which is less common, is to use a semicolon between objects in a series when commas are contained in the series.
§ 'She enjoyed many things about the show: its layered, sophisticated portrayals of its characters; the unexpected, surprising plot twists; and the subtle, but effective, use of symbolism in its storylines.'

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