Semicolon mark is used between two independent clauses when there is no conjunction between them.
The symbol used to represent the semicolon is ‘;’.
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.
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).
I have no money; therefore, I cannot buy things.
I have no money, therefore, I cannot buy things.