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    Question Use of semicolon in a question (As a title)

    Hey all, I was just wondering if the following question uses the semicolon correctly? It is for the title of a paper. This is not the actual title just an example.

    "What is the cause of plants to drop their leaves; sunlight or water?generic example:"What is the cause of {AN ITEM} transporting {SOMETHING} to {RESULT}; {OPTION 1} or {OPTION 2}?"
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    Re: Use of semicolon in a question (As a title)

    Welcome to the forum.

    Semicolons are incorrect there. Use colons.

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    Re: Use of semicolon in a question (As a title)

    Quote Originally Posted by munnazmunro View Post
    What is the cause of plants to drop their leaves, sunlight or water?
    That's ungrammatical or, at best, unnatural.

    Quote Originally Posted by munnazmunro View Post
    What is the causes of plants to drop their leaves, sunlight or water?
    That works.
    Last edited by teechar; 11-Sep-2016 at 13:22.

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