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Punctuation

Punctuation

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Punctuation
By George Babineau
Semicolon
You will usually use thesemicolon to link independent
clauses not joined by a co-ordinating conjunction.
Semicolons should join only those independent clauses that
are closely related in meaning.
Abdominal exercises help prevent back pain; proper
posture is also important.
The auditors made six recommendations; however, only
one has been adopted so far.
Semicolon
Do not use a semicolon to link a dependent clause or a phrase
to an independent clause.

[WRONG]
Although gaining and maintaining a high level of physical
fitness takes a good deal of time; the effort pays off in the

long run.

[RIGHT]
Although gaining and maintaining a high level of physical
fitness takes a good deal of time, the effort pays off in the

long run.

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