The Semicolon : (;)
The Semicolon is used when a greater pause is required than is indicated by the Comma.
Its chief uses are as follows.
(a) To separate constituent parts of a Double sentence from one another…
As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but as he was ambitious, I slew him
(b) To separate a series of loosely connected clauses…
Reading maketh a full man; speaking a ready man; writing an exact man.
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