Definition of semicolon in English:

semicolon

Syllabification: sem·i·co·lon
Pronunciation: /ˈsemiˌkōlən, ˈsemˌī-
 
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noun

  • A punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.
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    • Most letters would be vastly improved if they contained some short, even one-word sentences; and some change-of-pace punctuation like semicolons, dashes, question marks.
    • I took my sit in Creative Writing and listened as Mr. Thompson lectured the class on when to use commas and semicolons when writing a story.
    • Eddie finds himself without much to do - Ted's books tend to run about 500 words, and he keeps the kid busy retyping the thing, changing a comma to a semicolon and back again.

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