You know that we can combine sentences using words like
and, or, but, yet and then.
But sometimes no such word seems appropriate. In such a case was
can use a semicolon (;) or a dash
(-) to combine two
She has no interest in music; I doubt she will become a singer
like her mother.
The second clause here gives the
opinion on the first clause.
Here is a sentence from the text that uses semicolons to combine
clauses. Break up the sentence into three simple sentences. Can
you then say which has a better rhythm when you read it, the
single sentence using semicolons, or the three simple sentences?
For there is not any means by which those who have been born can
avoid dying; after reaching old age there is death; of such a
nature are living beings.
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