semicolon

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Other spellings[change]

  • semi-colon
  • semi colon

Noun[change]

Singular
semicolon

Plural
semicolons

A semicolon
  1. A semicolon is the sign ; used to mark a pause longer than the comma (,) but shorter than the period (.).
    A space is needed after the semicolon.
    Do not use a semicolon between a clause and a phrase, or a main clause and a subordinate clause.

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Punctuation marks (edit)

apostrophe ( ' ) ( ) • brackets ( [] ) ( {} ) • colon ( : ) • comma ( , ) • dashes ( ) ( ) • ellipsis ( ... ) • exclamation mark ( ! ) • hyphen ( ) ( - ) • parentheses ( () ) • period / full stop ( . ) • question mark ( ? ) • quotation marks ( ' ' ) ( " " ) • semicolon ( ; ) • slash ( / )


Other: ampersand ( & ) • asterisk ( * ) • at ( @ ) • backslash ( \ ) • bullet ( ) ( · ) • degree ( ° ) • number sign / pound sign ( # ) • tilde ( ~ ) • underscore ( _ ) • vertical bar / pipe ( | ) •