semicolon mark

Semicolon Mark Use in Punctuation Rules

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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