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Transcript of Semi-colon Rules
Rule #2 (No Coordinating Conjunction)
semicolon in place of a period
separate two sentences
conjunction has been left out
Call me tomorrow; I will give you my answer then.
Rule #4 (Introductory word)
It is preferable to use a semicolon (instead of a comma) before introductory words
when they introduce a complete sentence.
Then use a comma after the introductory word.
You will want to bring many backpacking items; for example, sleeping bags, pans, and warm clothing will make the trip better.
As we discussed, you will bring two items; for instance, a sleeping bag and a tent are not optional.
I have paid my dues; therefore, I expect all the privileges listed in the contract.
Rule #3 (Series)
Use the semicolon to separate
of a series when one or more of the units contain commas.
This conference has people who have come from Boise, Idaho; Los Angeles, California; and Nashville, Tennessee.
Rule #1 (Comma before Coordinating Conjunction)
semicolon between two sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction
one or more commas appear in the first sentence
When I finish here, I will be glad to help you; and that is a promise I will keep.
If she can, she will attempt that feat; and if her husband is able, he will be there to see her.