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Posted by ISLPR Language Services on April 29, 2019 at 6:06 AM


Semi-colons (;) have two common functions.  First, a semi-colon is like a weak full-stop and separates two closely related sentences, e.g. It is raining heavily; we can’t go out.  

Second, a semi-colon is used in a list instead of a comma where one or more of the items contains a comma, e.g.

When you go to the shop, please buy me the following things: a loaf of bread, margarine, Vegemite and a bottle of milk.

>> When you go to the shop, please buy me the following things: a loaf of bread; margarine; Vegemite, not Ozemite; and a bottle of milk.

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