Janis Bell Talks about Semicolons (Part 1)

Author: Janis Bell
Book: Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences: A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation

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The semicolon is used to join two complete thoughts (independent clauses).

For example:

"I enjoy teaching; it allows me to meet many people."

(From workshop presented at The Booksmith, Haight Street, San Francisco)

Janis Bell talks about the correct usage of semicolons. (From workshop presented at The Booksmith, Haight Street, San Francisco)

Janis Bell is the author of Clean, Well-lighted Sentences: A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation (W.W. Norton & Co., 2008)…more

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