Semicolon mark is used between two independent clauses when there is no conjunction between them.

Representation

The symbol used to represent the semicolon is ‘;’.

Example

He doesn’t go out much; it is clear that he likes to stay at home.

More uses of Semicolon Mark

  • Used to separate the clauses of a compound sentence when they contain a comma.

Example

He was a brave, large hearted man; and we all honoured him.

  • Used to separate the coordinate clauses, when they are joined by the following conjunctions (therefore, but, for, otherwise, neither, either, nevertheless or else).

Example

I have no money; therefore, I cannot buy things.

OR

I have no money, therefore, I cannot buy things.

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