1. James Random

    James Random Member

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    Punctuation Colons and Semi-Colons

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by James Random, Nov 6, 2016.

    I was wondering if these were the correct usages.


    'My name Myc; I'm 33.'

    and

    'I had seen that look before: It was the way I used to look at you.'


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ebenezer Lux

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    They are correct. I still confuse them myself; I often have to refresh the old brain online. I used grammar book.com to confirm your usages.
     
  3. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    The first one is grammatically correct but stylistically I'm not sure a statement of age and statement of name are close enough to justify the semi-colon. I'd probably use a period. But again, it's not incorrect, just a judgement call.

    The second one seems fine.
     
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    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    I agree with BayView. I would use a period for the first one as well.
     
  5. James Random

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    Thanks all.

    It's just that you see so very few semi-colons and colons flying around in their proper usages anymore, always helps to get a refresher on where the buggers are supposed to go.
     
  6. James Random

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    I actually took those tests and got 10/10 on both!
     

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