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    #1

    Last year was the 3rd year(;) a halfway point toward the objective of 2015.

    Last year was the 3rd year(;) a halfway point toward the objective of 2015.

    Should a comma be used instead of a semi-colon shown in brackets?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Last year was the 3rd year(;) a halfway point toward the objective of 2015.

    Yes — or a dash (—).

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