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How do you use colons, semi-colons, and commas?

Asked by Solatoriob, Last updated: Apr 29, 2020

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I. Muller

I. Muller, Math Professor, North Carolina

Answered Apr 28, 2020

Colons, semi-colons, and commas are all types of punctuation. Colons are dots that are centered on a vertical line. They are often followed by an explanation. An example of using a colon is Jane had three kids: Ann, Emily, and Bob. A semi-colon is used between independent clauses that are related, but not related enough to use a conjunction.

An example of using a semi-colon is Let's go to the kitchen; it is the only place that gives me a peace of mind. A common is used to create a pause in a sentence and can also be used to separate a list. An example is Larry went to the store for fruit, meat, and milk.

 

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