A Conversation for Punctuation - a Quick Guide
QED Started conversation Jul 22, 2002
In your section:
Semicolon - Longer than a comma, shorter than a colon, use to separate connected pieces of information (when they can also be considered as separate sentences)- 'This page is wonderful; it took a long time to type', for example.
You miss the point that all clauses that follow a semicolon could survive on their own as sentences; they have a verb, after all. They are not separate sentences because they follow so directly the first half.
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