Are there guidelines for using semi-colons in any of these kinds of circumstances (where a sentence fragment links with a question)? Please note that the words cannot be changed and dashes are prohibited as I am transcribing a conversation.
I was trying to leave; asking them to let me go.
She kept texting me; "What's up," "Want to go for a walk in the park?"
How did you feel about that; not having to go to work?
So why did you say what you did; "No," and later "I don't know"?
So about that cake; you made it yourself?
Talk about that for a moment; your tardiness, that is.
You bought icing; chocolate, right?
Is that something you regularly do; buy chocolate icing?