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Comma, Semicolon, Colon 

Comma, Semicolon, Colon

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Punctuation
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Cheryl Iverson

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Comma, Semicolon, Colon

Commas, semicolons, and colons can be used to indicate a break or pause in thought, to set off material, or to introduce a new but connected thought. Each has specific uses, and the strength of the break in thought determines which mark is appropriate.

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