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Using a semicolon between elements in a list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it proper usage to replace a comma in a list with a semi-colon in this situation (see details)? Is it ever appropriate to use semicolons to separate elements in a list that ...
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Semicolons vs Commas [duplicate]

Which is preferred? Are both technically correct? 1. Mike scored 40 points; John, 17; and Victor, 2. (Is the added punctuation here [ie the semicolons and extra commas] unneeded?) 2. Mike scored 40 ...
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What is the rule of using semicolons in this sentence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it proper usage to replace a comma in a list with a semi-colon in this situation (see details)? Transglobal historians are muscling up with their magnum opuses; ...
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Punctuation! Semi-colon use in a list? [duplicate]

Can anyone help with this sentence? Is my punctuation here correct? If you sell bicycles, sell as many accessories as you can; water bottles; pumps; and biking gear, such as shoes, gloves, caps and ...
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Do I use semicolons to create a list where there are commas in the items? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it proper usage to replace a comma in a list with a semi-colon in this situation (see details)? When should one use the comma versus the semicolon, and vice versa? I have a ...
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What's intended by the semi-colon in this sentence? [duplicate]

Purposely means both "on purpose, by design; intentionally, deliberately". Why use a semi-colon here rather than a comma?
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Punctuating quoted items in a list [duplicate]

Comma or not comma? That is the question! Notice they each tout features like, "Vitamins A, C, and E," "Olive Leaf Extract," and "Sustainable Orange Stem Cells." OR: Notice they each tout features ...
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Semicolon as a super-comma preceding “etc.”

I was wondering which punctuation to use preceeding etc. in an enumeration with semicolons as supercommas (as formulated here: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon). People with dichromatic ...
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Any examples of where a full-stop can't replace a semi-colon?

By virtue of separating two closely related but separate thoughts, the semi-colon can generally be replaced by a full stop. I don't mean in the beauty and sound of it, but just grammatically. Can you ...
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Ages — Semicolons, commas or parentheses? [closed]

Which is preferred below--1, 2 or 3? Are all versions technically correct? Which is your pick? 1. Mike, 25, Jimmy, 44, and Joshua, 49, were arrested on a charge of petit larceny. 2. Mike, 25; Jimmy, ...
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I think otherwise, but I am told the semicolon is used correctly. Help

Like all text mediums where written words may have different structures, tones, and noteworthiness; dictionaries provide you with meaning intended for indicating those distinctions. I will ...
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How to correctly use colon? [closed]

I have the following sentence: The company will be oriented towards the development of three types of products: video games, video animations and digital marketing for which it will make use of ...