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The semicolon and certain words

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This is just some easy stuff to add to your growing knowledge about semicolons.

A semicolon must always be used before certain words in a sentence. These include:

consequently

hence

however

nevertheless

therefore

For example:

The windows are very high; therefore I need a ladder to reach them.

These items are slightly damaged; hence the price.

I am very tired; however, I’ll soldier on.

He is a very rude man; nevertheless he got the job.

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