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    frogboxer is offline Junior Member
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    Default Comma or semicolon?

    Comma or semicolon after the word 'details' below?

    She saw to the last two details; ie flowers were waiting and the driver kept mum.

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    Default Re: Comma or semicolon?

    How about a colon?

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    Default Re: Comma or semicolon?

    Sounds great.

    Is the comma an absolute no-no? Or would this be tantamount to a comma splice?
    'She saw to the last two details, ie flowers were waiting and the driver kept mum'.

    How about a dash, too?
    'She saw to the last two details - ie flowers were waiting and the driver kept mum'.

    Actually, do all work (comma, semicolon or dash) in the placement of that sentence? If not, which are your picks?

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    Default Re: Comma or semicolon?

    You don't need the "i.e." Just use a colon.

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