The semicolon, however, emphasizes the connection between the two clauses.
Note: When the second clause expands on or explains the first, the colon is the better mark.
You're in a new world now, a new sequence of events, and a new name for yourself.
No teachers know you, no students know you, as far as everyone is concerned, your name could be Bethella Markino from Little Rock, Arkansas who broke the world record for truffle-eating.
Now, before you all start thinking that I’m some cocky, conceited writer who slaps ‘best’ into random titles, I looked around to make sure that this was truly the best information.
The first website I got when googling “advice for high school freshmen” was a wiki How page.
Whether you need an activity for a staff meeting or a teambuilder for your floor, this section of the site provides you with ideas and instructions to help energize groups and bring people together!
Therefore, while that wiki How page might be the best advice for incoming high school freshmen who are not human, my advice is best for humans.
Now that we’re all sure this advice is the best, it’s probably time for me (now an upperclassmen) to actually give you the advice.
The semicolon is also used between two independent clauses linked by a transitional expression (e.g., ).
Heavy snow continues to fall at the airport; consequently, all flights have been grounded.
You can’t just show up on the first day and expect that if you call yourself “Abraham Lincoln” people will compliment you on winning the Civil War and tell you to watch out for people named John.