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    Should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

    In the following .letter, should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

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    Dear Sir,

    ACCIDENT AT THE JUNCTION OF KING’S ROAD AND LUTHERAN ROAD

    Enclosed are the following:

    1. a letter relating to myself regarding the suffering arising from the accident,


    1. a copy of Alexandra Hospital’s inpatient’s discharge summary pertaining to myself,


    1. a copy of National University’s Hospital’s inpatient discharge summary pertaining to myself, and


    1. a photograph of the mirror showing that vehicles coming from King’s Road (main road) can be seen when motorists and motorcyclists are approaching the junction of King’s Road and Lutheran Road (minor road).


    Yours faithfully,

    Ms Lee

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    Re: Should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

    The commas are fine, but you want to consider renumbering the enclosures.
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    Re: Should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

    I would begin each sentence with a capital letter. I don't like the commas - they are unnecessary, as is the 'and' at the end of the third item.

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    Re: Should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

    You could use semi-colons, but in a letter like this, I would do the same as Pangus.

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    Re: Should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pangus View Post
    I would begin each sentence with a capital letter. I don't like the commas - they are unnecessary, as is the 'and' at the end of the third item.
    Why should they be capitalised when they are not sentences?

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    Re: Should I use semicolons instead of periods at the end of the bold words?

    It's a list and we sometimes start items with capital letters because it's easier on the eye. You could also delete the indefinite articles- that way the focus is on the items, which is the important thing in a letter.

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