Mechanics - Punctuation - Semicolons
Use a semicolon between the two independent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246 of a compound sentenceA compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses.
Source: Lesson 294 joined by a co-ordinateEqual in rank or importance. conjunctionA conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subjects and verb). Source: Lesson 76 if commas are also used in the sentence.
Although the story is impossible, I believe you; and the others will, too.
Instructions: Place semicolons where they are needed in the following sentences.
1. Since you asked my opinion, I will tell you and I hope you will listen well.
2. Although he is highly qualified, he is not dependable and I am afraid to hire him.
3. Because Sarah is absent a great deal, she has a hard time keeping up but she is willing to work overtime.
4. Although I prefer English, I know that math is important and I will work hard in both classes.
5. When you arrive on the train, take a taxi to the bus station or I can meet you at the train.