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They are ignorant about a role of politicians in making better country ; and still more about a role of teachers.

--> Is semi-colon well-used in it?

and is this sentence understandable?

how about writhing like

"They are ignorant about a role of politicians in making better country ; still more about a role of teachers." ??
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AhnThey are ignorant about a role of politicians in making better country ; and still more about a role of teachers.

--> Is semi-colon well-used in it?

and is this sentence understandable?

how about writhing like

"They are ignorant about a role of politicians in making better country ; still more about a role of teachers." ??

I'd personally use a comma... And say "the" role..., "a" better country, or "in making the country better"
then, '~~in making the country better, and still more about a role of teachers' ???

thanx.
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I meant "about the role of teachers" too.
I see. Thank you!
I completely agree with Pieanne about using "the" instead of "a."

You cannot use a semi-colon there. What comes after the semi-colon must be a complete sentence on its own, and that would be a fragment.
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Like Nehemiah; this burden has created anguish within me.
Pieanne
AhnThey are ignorant about a role of politicians in making better country ; and still more about a role of teachers.

--> Is semi-colon well-used in it?

and is this sentence understandable?

how about writhing like

"They are ignorant about a role of politicians in making better country ; still more about a role of teachers." ??
I'd personally use a comma... And say "the" role..., "a" better country, or "in making the country better"
Hi,

Like Nehemiah; this burden has created anguish within me.

This sounds like it might be a quotation from the Bible or some archaic text.

However, it is not a good sentence in modern English. The words on either side of a semi-colon need to be able to stand as a separate sentence. 'Like Nehemiah' does not form a separate sentence. You need to replace the semi-colon with a comma.

In my experience, learners make a lot of mistakes with semi-colons, either using them incorrectly or using them unnecessarily. My advice to learners is simply never to use semi-colons. Or, if you really want to use one, use one once a month. Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive