Using the Semicolon

Two Primary Applications

Using the Semicolon in a Series

He selected three people for the project: Mary, a graphics arts instructor; Bill, a math instructor; and Harold, a specialist with computer assisted drafting.


Separating Independent Clauses


He hoped to study engineering at the University of North Dakota; however, he worried about the necessary funding.


She had lied to him; he could never trust her again.


Spring is very late this year; consequently, crops will be seeded much later than usual.