• Understanding the Role of Semicolons in Writing

    Using Semicolons to Connect Related Independent Clauses Semicolons are used to connect two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning, without the use of a coordinating conjunction like “and,” “but,” or “or.” This creates a stronger connection between the two ideas and can help to emphasize their relationship. For example: “I have a meeting at 2:00 p.m.; I need…

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