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    Smile Semicolon or comma ?

    Please check the following sentence. After the word "Adam", should it be a comma (as it is now)? or a semicolon?

    "After he ran into the mayor's car with his truck, Adam used his cellular phone to call the police, his doctor, his lawyer, and his insurance agent."

    Thank you

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    Re: Semicolon or comma ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mesh2005 View Post
    Please check the following sentence. After the word "Adam", should it be a comma (as it is now)? or a semicolon?

    "After he ran into the mayor's car with his truck, Adam used his cellular phone to call the police, his doctor, his lawyer, and his insurance agent."

    Thank you
    It should be a comma as it is; as a separate clause, the first one (the after-clause) would make no sense.

    Nyggus

    [Neither an English native speaker nor a teacher]

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