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Semicolon

Use a semicolon in listings of phrases that contain commas.

The library contains an extensive microfilm and microfiche collection; an audiovisual department; facilities for online research, photocopying, and studying; and archives and special collections.

Use a semicolon in joining main clauses not joined by a coordinating conjunction.

The new house is almost complete; the interest rate is 5.25 percent.


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