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Students go to school every day, gaining knowledge and meeting frinds.
-Gaining and meeting: gerund or participle ?
-How would the meaning differ if the comma was substituted with a semicolon ? :
Students go to school every day; gaining knowledge and meeting frinds.
I still need another answer to how it could differ if the comma was substituted(swapped) with a semicolon. :
Students go to school every day; gaining knowledge and meeting friends.
Semi-colons do not have as many uses as colons, but they are sometimes used instead of a full-stop to balance two sentences or clauses which are closely related in meaning,such as, for example
Some people do their best work early in the morning ;hope this helps.
others perform best late at night.