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a semi-colon is used to connect two complete sentences together into one sentence, with no intervening words such as "and," "but," or "or." its basically a period, except the next letter is lowercase, and the sentences generally have some relation to each other.

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a semi-colon is used to connect two complete sentences together into one sentence, with no intervening words such as "and," "but," or "or." its basically a period, except the next letter is lowercase, and the sentences generally have some relation to each other.

 

Yes, it's to join two independent clauses without using a conjunction.

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well played.

 

i was rather hoping this was a thread to explain what a semi-colon actually does, because i havent a clue.

 

 

anyone?

 

 

it's basically a cure for run-on sentences because it connects two related thoughts that you may have been tempted to put together in one sentence, but it does it in a grammatically-correct sort of way.

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a semi-colon is used to connect two complete sentences together into one sentence, with no intervening words such as "and," "but," or "or." its basically a period, except the next letter is lowercase, and the sentences generally have some relation to each other.

 

In terms of dialogue it shows that there's little to no pause between the sentences.

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