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Semi colons and colons

A semi colon [ ; ] makes a more definite statement than a comma. Use a semi colon to:

  • separate items in a formal list
  • avoid confusion within lists
  • join two sentences that are closely linked.

A colon [ : ] is a cue that something is coming and is used to introduce:

  • a long quote
  • a list
  • a word or phrase that qualifies a statement.

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