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  1. Sassiegirl
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    Question Semicolons

    I have a report in which I use bullets points to describe various issues I encountered during my research. My boss keeps changing the period to a semicolon, so I was wondering which is correct. Noted below is an excerpt from the report. Are periods correct or shoud they be semicolons?


    A review of 50 records during the period of January 2008 through April 2008 identified the following:

    *Six individuals with inpatient status did not meet criteria for severity of illness. As a result, $100 was erroneously billed to third party payers.

    *One individuals with inpatient status did not meet criteria for intensity of service. As a result, $100 was erroneously billed to a third party payer.

    *Seven individuals with inpatient status did not receive a department review within two working days.

    *One record did not contain a department assessment form indicating a review was performed.

    *Two department assessment forms were not signed by the manager performing the review.


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    Re: Semicolons

    Personally I would retain the full stops. Each statement is discrete.

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