First of all, apologies if this has already been asked. I've done some searching however have not been able to find a like topic.

My question is pretty straight forward.

How, if possible can I use multiple semicolons in one sentence? I'm quite uncertain whether this is some sort of literature taboo, since I've never really come across more than one semicolon used in a single sentence.

Some guidence would be very much appreciated (:

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  • The very first example sentence in the Wikipedia article on semicolons has several of them. – RegDwigнt Dec 1 '13 at 15:09
  • Welcome to the site by the way! – Cerberus Dec 1 '13 at 15:19
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    Other than the 'super-serial-comma' usage Reg points out, there are probably not too many sensible examples. The usual usage is to weld together two fairly-closely-semantically-connected sentences. A series of three would probably be better punctuated using coordinators or separate sentences. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 1 '13 at 16:11
  • @RegDwigнt I guess it was my mistake to not include the cases where I know you can use multiple semicolons, such as when listing things. – Red Dec 1 '13 at 23:52
  • To conclude, I'll heed to what Edwin said. Also, thanks to @Cerberus – Red Dec 1 '13 at 23:54