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How to use a semicolon?
January 21, 2011 11:11PM
The semicolon is used to indicate a separate clause in a sentence. It separates this new clause from the rest of the sentence. For example...
"I'm having a day off work today; the first in two weeks!" The semicolon splits these two stand alone clauses in this sentence.
What's a clause you may ask. Well, it is any group of words that make grammatical sense, usually containing a noun, a verb and an object.