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    semicolon

    Last night I went shopping. I bought a watch, a bracelet ,and a necklace.
    In this sentence the last comma is optional and you can omit it because it is a serial comma.
    When you want to separate items in a series that contains commas we need semicolons.
    My sister had a prfitable summer: by mowing lawns, she earned $125; by washing cars, $85; and by walking the neighbor's dogs, $110.
    Can we omit the semicolon before and like the serial comma or no?
    Thanks

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    Re: semicolon

    No. Leave it in.

    Rover

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