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What the Frick is a Semicolon?!: A Super-Easy Guide

Brooke Schwartz
3 min readMay 1, 2018

As a semicolon enthusiast, people frequently come to me with their Semicolon Snags, asking me where and when they can use a semicolon and asking if it’s really that thing between a comma and a period.

Let me get this out of the way: A semicolon is not a comma, and nor is it a period! It has qualities of both, and it also has unique qualities that no other piece of punctuation…

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Brooke Schwartz

Professional writer, editor, and tutor; social justice advocate; Orthodox Jew; dedicated Grammar Auror