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    am i using the semi colon right in this sentence:

    Moreover, in the first five minutes, a rapport is built between the speaker and the lady; he disapproves of the lady's manner while praising it on the outside.
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    Seems right to me.

    I think it's used to separate two things that could be two sentences, but where the second part is like a carry-on from the first.
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    Hey, yeah, that use of semi colon there is correct. Think of semis colons as a stronger coma. 😁
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    Hey, yeah, that use of semi colon there is correct. Think of semis colons as a stronger coma. 😁
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    i have examined your sentence carefully, and, on the basis of my own usage of this important punctuation mark, have decided to allow the usage of the semi-colon therein; moreover may i congratulate you on the use of this somewhat neglected part of our splendid grammar system.
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    Very funny 😂😭😭
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    The normal description of a semicolon is:
    A semi colon can be used to connect two independent clauses that are closely linked in meaning
    E.g.
    The professor began class at exactly 10 o'clock; the students who arrived late missed some of the lecture.

    I am not sure your example observes the rule. I would have thought that two separate sentence would be preferable.
 
 
 
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