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a punctuation mark used to show a pause in a sentence which is longer than a comma but shorter than a full stop. Semi-colons are used in the following ways:
- between items in a series or listing, e.g. She saw three men: Jamie, who came from New Zealand; John, the milkman's son; and George, a gaunt kind of man.
- between closely related independent clauses, e.g. I went to the basketball court; I was told it was closed for cleaning.
- between independent clauses linked with a conjunctive adverb, e.g. Everyone knows he is guilty of committing the crime; of course, it will never be proven.
in writing, work is divided into units of thought, and each of these units is described as a...
a play intended to amuse and entertain, e.g. Twelfth Night (Shakespeare).
something that is true and can be proven.
the form of a word that shows something it is bigger or more intense, e.g. overweight, superstar...