Semicolons Between Independent Clauses Video Lesson

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Semicolons: Between Independent Clauses Definition

A semicolon is a punctuation mark that joins two independent clauses or separates items in a series that already contains commas.

Examples of Semicolons: Between Independent Clauses

Some examples of semicolons between independent clauses would be the following:

  • I ordered a soda with my lunch; my diet doesn’t start until next week.
  • Your appointment is set for next Tuesday; please call if you need to cancel it.
  • I am meeting Alex at the library; we need a quiet place to finish our project.
  • Jim and Ruby will both speak at graduation; the class president and valedictorian always give speeches.

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