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Module 1: Semicolons

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Grammar - Semicolons 1

Semicolons 1

Some words that we write need a stronger pause before them than that
provided by a comma. Examples of these types of words are: however,
therefore, also, moreover, furthermore, hence, subsequently and
consequently.

1) She is a wonderful chef; therefore we must consider her for the job.

2) He loves camping; furthermore he can afford to go on the trip.

3) I love English; hence I've decided to study Literature at university.

In the above examples the words 'therefore', 'furthermore' and 'hence'
need to remain strong in the sentences. They need a strong pause before
them and this is done through the use of the semicolon.

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