[General] semicolon

langue

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When do you usually use semicolon ?
Because I think they can usually be replaced by full stop, or comma.

I was not sure semicolon suits this case below, for example.

dimensions: width,xxxx height,xxxx (including the handle; excluding the prings)

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Tarheel

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Three things.

Always space after (but not before) any punctuation mark.

You can replace a semicolon with a period, not a comma.

Thank me after I help you, not before.
 

Rover_KE

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When do you usually use semicolons?
Check out the Similar Threads below.

Always space after (but not before) any punctuation mark.
Except an opening bracket or opening quotation marks.
 
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