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    Should I use "; or ."?

    Hi,

    Question:
    1) Should I use "; or ."?
    2) If I should use ";", should I write "this or This"?


    Sentence:
    When I was a teacher, none of my student failed the final exam./; this was the first achievement that I want to mention.






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    Re: Should I use "; or ."?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    1) Should I use "; or ."?
    2) If I should use ";", should I write "this or This"?


    Sentence:
    When I was a teacher, none of my student failed the final exam./; this was the first achievement that I want to mention.

    When I was a teacher, none of my students failed the final exam; this is the first achievement that I want to mention.

    When I was a teacher, none of my students failed the final exam. This is the first achievement that I want to mention.


    Thanks
    Either one works. The period ends a sentence; the semi-colon does not. Hence, only the period is followed by a capital letter.

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