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Semi-colon點用?

請問Semi-colon可以把3句或以上的complete sentences連接嗎?

像是這樣:

The trees are green; the flowers are purple; the sky is blue.

不行的話,該如何把以上的3句連接起來(不用full stops)?

可以的話,請附上semi-colon的用法介紹

感恩! 請多多指教!

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    Lv 7
    1 十年前
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    Hi,

    We use a semi-colon to separate independent clauses.

    The trees are green; the flowers are purple; the sky is blue.

    All these three sentences in colors are three separate independent clauses, so you are right to separate them with two semi-colon.

    Note: an independent clause is a sentence which can stand alone as a complete sentence.

    If you don't, we call it " comma -splice" in English grammar.

    _________________________

    We also use them in list when the list you see contains conjunctions like" and".

    I bought so many toys: __ and __; ____ and ___;____ and ____.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/runons.htm

    http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/semicolon.htm...

    There are two websites above. You may go there and learn how to use semi-colons.

    Good luck!

    Bye

  • 1 十年前

    Semi-colons are used between two short, related, independent clauses.

    e.g: Peter was quite handsome; his brother was not.

    The semi-colon is always required before a conjuntive adverb that appears between two independent clauses.

    e.g: She questioned the effectiveness of the multiple vitamins; however, she took them anyway.

    Semi-colons are also used to separate items in a complex series.

    e.g: Guests included Mr Eric Tang,president of ABC Corp.; Ms Anna Wong, managing director of BCD company; ...so on

    *This is a concise summary on how to use semi-colon in English, hope it helps.

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