sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2012

Punctuation: the comma and semicolon

Use a comma to separate two independent clauses joined by  or, and, or but unless the clauses are very short

I like cereal with fruits most of the time, but today I prefer a sandwich


If such clauses are not connected by or, and, or but yet are related in meaning, they can be joined by a semicolon

I like cereal with fruits most of the time; today I prefer a sandwich