February 8th, 2013

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Blast from the Past: Grammar 101 for Semicolons

Happy Friday, and welcome to another Blast from the Past! Today we'll briefly review the most common uses of the semicolon, first covered in a very comprehensive Grammar 101 post by skroberts.

The semicolon, which looks like the offspring of a colon and a comma, like this ( ; ), is stronger than a comma but weaker than a period, and has several uses in English. Collapse )