Language/Writing Tip 36

The semi-colon is a wonderful half-break in a sentence; a fine way of not-quite stopping the flow of words.

And that sentence is simply wrong.

There is no call for a break before the fragment “a fine way…” It is a continuation of the copulative “is.”

Remember that the semi-colon is a substitute for a period.

That is a simple way to remember how to use the semi-colon; [sic] an easy rule of thumb.

(Never use a semi-colon instead of a colon, such as when you are introducing a quotation.)

(Skupno 22 obiskov, današnjih obiskov 1)
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