What is a Semicolon? Explain.
Difficulty: Easy


It is a punctuation mark(;) used:

Instead of a comma to separate parts of a sentence that already contain commas:

She was determined to succeed whatever the cost; she would achieve her aim, whoever might suffer on the way.

In formal writing, to separate two main clauses, especially those not joined by a conjunction:

The sun was already low in the sky; it would soon be dark.