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The semicolon, more that just a wink

Use of the semicolon has increased recently by combining it with a hyphen followed by a closing parenthesis to indicate a wink ;-) (tip your head to the left), but otherwise it is often avoided because writers aren’t confident how to use it.

The semicolon (;) is a delightful looking punctuation mark that provides a grammatical break that is greater than a comma, and less than a period (or full stop). So let’s look at some ways of using the semicolon.

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