How do you use a semicolon?

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2016

Answer:

A semicolon is used in place of a period between two sentences to indicate that the sentences are closely related.

Explanation:

The dogs barked wildly. The chickens squawked and fluttered about the yard. Mary sat crying on the ground.

could be written as:

The dogs barked wildly; the chickens squawked and fluttered about the yard; Mary sat crying on the ground.

The second version gives a sense (or is intended to give a sense) of the connectedness of the activities.