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    Here I will give examples:


    "Alex was a nice character; Joker was not.


    "We learn about more about Alex: he is stupid."

    Correct or not?
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    “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.”

    -Kurt Vonnegut

    For the first one I'd just use a comma. Similarly for the second I'd use a comma, but you also need to add a determiner.

    We learn more about Alex, specifically that he is stupid.

    But that's kind of bad stylistically. A good editor might tell you to go with something more like

    We learn that Alex is stupid

    Which is much nicer.

    TLDR- Semicolons are bad.
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    (Original post by Tochai)
    “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.”

    -Kurt Vonnegut

    For the first one I'd just use a comma. Similarly for the second I'd use a comma, but you also need to add a determiner.

    We learn more about Alex, specifically that he is stupid.

    But that's kind of bad stylistically. A good editor might tell you to go with something more like

    We learn that Alex is stupid

    Which is much nicer.

    TLDR- Semicolons are bad.
    I'm not doing a creative writing piece (Although maybe it could apply?) . I am analysing a text and writing what it's all about. It goes towards my GCSE's and I thought it would look smarter to use a semicolon.

    The sentences that I wrote in the original post is not what's in my piece. Thank God!

    Although, thank you. It's cleared things up a bit.
 
 
 
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