Janis Bell Talks About Semicolons (Part 2)

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 also used to separate items in a series when the items contain commas.

For example:

"San Francisco, California; Reno, Nevada; Portland, Oregon . . ."

(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.…more

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