# Is the following sentence missing semicolons or commas? If so, where?: It is raining outside I will bring my umbrella with me.

##### 1 Answer
May 29, 2018

Please see below:

#### Explanation:

First of all, what is the difference between semicolons and commas? In order to know when to put them, you need to know what their purpose is.

• Semicolons separate independent clauses when there is no conjunction (which is a word like "and" or "but").

• Commas are used to separate dependent clauses, independent clauses when there are conjunctions being used, lists, and phrases.

In your sentence, there needs to be a semicolon, because there are two independent clauses without a conjunction in between.

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