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12 December, 12:49

Which of the following sentences uses semicolons correctly? A. Chris and Molly were delighted to see the whole family gathered in the living room; the group was waiting to congratulate the couple. B. Chris and Molly loved spending their weekends at the beach during the summer; where they met some of their friends occasionally. C. Molly wasn't expecting Chris to stay up working so late; she could hear her favorite song playing on the radio. D. While Chris was preparing Molly's favorite meal; she decided to take out the trash, repair the broken shelf, and water the plants.

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  1. 12 December, 14:06
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    A. Chris and Molly were delighted to see the whole family gathered in the living room; the group was waiting to congratulate the couple.

    Explanation:

    This sentence is the one that uses a semicolon correctly because it consists of two independent clauses, that is, clauses that express complete thoughts on their own, whose ideas are closely related to each other and that are not joined by a coordinating conjunction like so, and, or, but, or others. One of the functions of semicolons is to link two independent clauses with related ideas that are not otherwise joined by another word.
  2. 12 December, 14:08
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    Hello,

    the only sentence which uses semicolon correctly is the first sentence, option A!

    A. Chris and Molly were delighted to see the whole family gathered in the living room; the group was waiting to congratulate the couple.

    We use semicolons in sentences between two independent clauses instead of a transitioning or linking word (conjunctions).
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