How to remember when to use semi colon?
i always forget.
So we can put a semicolon after dependent clauses? The examples people gave me on here seem to put a semicolon after dependent clauses
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
No, it has nothing to do with 'putting a semicolon after dependent clauses'.
A semicolon is mainly used to connect two independent clauses.There was a terrible rainstorm last night; I didn't sleep well.Each of these two clauses can stand alone. You can write them as two separate sentences, or you can join them with a semicolon.
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
A semicolon separates two complete and related thoughts.
Correct: I saw your cousin yesterday; she's a hottie.
Incorrect: I saw your cousin yesterday; I had a toothache.
edit: No, you can't put a semi colon after a dependent clause. It has to be between two complete thoughts, which a dependent clause *isn't*.
- Anonymous1 month ago
To separate two interdependent sentences or to separate list items in a list that has an item or items that contain internal commas.
Example 1 (two interdependent sentences):
- Mary plays mixed doubles tennis; so does John as her partner.
Example 2 (separate list items that have item(s) containing internal commas):
- The groups here are Al, Jo, and Di; Ted, Sue, and Bo; and Jill, Bob, and Mo.