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    Am I using the semi-colon correctly

    Is this sentence correct?

    They had difficulty talking with people they need communication with; doctors, pharmacists and bus drivers.


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    Re: Am I using the semi-colon correctly

    You should use a colon before a list.

    A semi-colon is more for dramatic pauses.

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    Re: Am I using the semi-colon correctly

    A semicolon is also used to separate two complete clauses, both of which have a main verb and which are closely connected; this is an example of its use.

    Rover

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