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How do you use a semicolon?

Using Semicolons

  • A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a single sentence) two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.
  • Use a semicolon between two independent clauses that are connected by conjunctive adverbs or transitional phrases.

Why do you use a?

English has two articles: the and a/an. The is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; a/an is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns. We call the the definite article and a/an the indefinite article. For example, if I say, “Let’s read the book,” I mean a specific book.

Did I use a semicolon correctly checker?

If you want to check whether or not you’re using a semicolon correctly, just read the two clauses on their own and see if they make sense. If they don’t, it’s a miss. In the first example, a semicolon is used to introduce a list; it should be a colon.

How do you use a semicolon for kids?

Grammar Vids for Kids: How to Use Semicolons –