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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A punctuation mark that divides complete sentences that are related or divides a long list in a sentence.

Usage examples (36)
  • He thought the sentence needed a semicolon.
  • This semicolon is your own, personal Manzikert:; pseudonymous in nc says:
  • As punctuation marks go, the semicolon is much misunderstood.
  • The most common way to use a semicolon is to connect two independent clauses. for more
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