A semi-colon is used to join two main clauses that are closely connected.
I really enjoy playing football; it’s the best game in the world.
Both sides of the semi-colon could be short sentences.
Semi-colons can be used to replace conjunctions if the writer chooses.
Remember, we can also use semi-colons in lists where commas are already in use:
The teams playing came from Harrogate, North Yorkshire; Hastings, East Sussex and Ipswich, East Anglia.
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