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semicolon in Letters & punctuation topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsemicolonsem‧i‧co‧lon, semi-colon /ˌsemiˈkəʊlən $ ˈsemiˌkoʊlən/ ●●○ noun [countable]  SLGa punctuation mark (;) used to separate different parts of a sentence or list
Examples from the Corpus
semicolonWhenever you use a semicolon, note that you also had the option of using a full stop instead.A semicolon following a prompt string is an acceptable alternative to a comma.But play around a little, using colons, dashes, semicolons, and ellipses-among others.Rather it was a fiery punctuation mark, a coal-like comma, or salamander semicolon, in a continuing story.A spurious semicolon has lost its defiant power to separate life from death.Using subscript comma and subscript semicolon notation a standard space-time derivative is written whilst a covariant derivative is written.It is also possible to combine sentences using semicolons.