Answered By: Writing Center Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015 Views: 1
Answered By: Writing Center
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.
Â§ 'She had leftovers in the fridge; however, she wanted pizza.'
Â§ '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.
Â§ '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.'
The Learning Commons
140 William T. Jerome Library
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403