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When do I use a semi-colon?

July 18, 2017

I'm asked at least once a week about when and how to use semi-colons.  Here's a video explaining that semi-colons are purely stylistic.  They replace a period/full stop and a capital letter starting the next sentence.  They are not the same as commas.  To figure out if you're using a semi-colon correctly just look right after it.  If you've got a new subject verb you've done it correctly.

 

 

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