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The Semicolon ;


Sometimes written as "semi-colon", it is perhaps best written "semicolon" as otherwise we imply a close relationship to the colon.

Semicolons and colons are largely unrelated. Historically, the colon came first, then the semicolon was derived from it.

The semicolon is definitely not a half-colon, as we shall see. It's more of a hard comma or a weak full stop.

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