1. Bishoy Abdel

    Bishoy Abdel New Member

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    Semicolon and Grammar

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Bishoy Abdel, Apr 9, 2013.

    Hi there .. I am still learning English and my writing skills are very poor :( .. wanted a help in punctuating the below sentence :

    I would like to welcome you to the new school year 2013 ( here ; to link or not ) wishing you and your family success and perosperity. Over the year, our school is working ( or was working? or has been working ? ) closely with parents to instil the value of culture in our children.

    Appreciate your help and thanks in advance .
    BB
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Comma, not a semico;on, and has been working.
     
  3. Bishoy Abdel

    Bishoy Abdel New Member

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    Do I have to put the comma ?

    One more 2 questions :

    1- After Finally what should I use ( , or ; ) like in :

    Finally ( ? ) I would like to thank you for your usual cooperation .

    2- We are looking forward to ( or we look forward to ) leading your children through a wonderful experience .

    Thanks a lot
     
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    1. Comma

    2. We look forward to is slightly crisper.
     

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