Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of semicolon.

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Examples

  • Not sure, if it was a sharp-tongued critic or Günter Grass poking fun at himself who once analogously stated: ‘A sentence in which one would not find at least five semicolons, is no sentence.’

    Comma splice

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    11.03

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    12.03

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    Not for grammar geeks only

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    11.03

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    12.03

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    11.03

  • The English have always been persnickety about punctuation, but a little book about commas, apostrophes and semicolons is making quite a pointed exclamation.

    Archive 2003-12-01

  • Another great source for proper use of semicolons is Noah Lukeman’s A Dash Of Style. on 15 Sep 2008 at 3: 10 pm Kathleen Bolton

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » On Semicolons

  • A comma is, of course, probably, maybe even definitely, the one punctuation mark, even taking into consideration some people's dislike of semicolons, that is most mis-used, or over-used, I think.

    Archive 2006-09-03

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