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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.
writing in a diary, done on a particular date.
a shot in which the camera is closer to the subject than the viewer expects, usually focused on...
a shot of a human subject from the knees upwards and including the head.
a shot in photography or filmmaking taken from above the subject and viewing the subject at an...