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    punctuation for instead

    Dear all,


    Is the punctuation of this sentence correct ?


    He didn't reply; Instead, he turned on his heel and left the room

    Thanks

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    Re: punctuation for instead

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Dear all,


    Is the punctuation of this sentence correct ?


    He didn't reply; Instead, he turned on his heel and left the room

    Thanks
    We don't put a capital letter after a semi-colon (unless, of course, we're using a proper noun).
    You need a full stop at the end of the sentence (and after the word "Thanks").

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    Re: punctuation for instead

    Looks good to me.

    EDIT: Oh dear! I totally missed the capital I and lack of end punctuation. Sheesh.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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