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I have the following sentence,

We know the following information about the car; the initial position of the
car is 0 feet, the final position of the car is 3 feet, and the initial velocity of
the car is 0 feet per second.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Is it correct to use a
semicolon to separate the list of known facts about the car?

Thanks
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Hi,

Welcome to the Forum. I like your forum name. I often feel like that.

We know the following information about the car; the initial position of the
car is 0 feet, the final position of the car is 3 feet, and the initial velocity of
the car is 0 feet per second.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Is it correct to use a
semicolon to separate the list of known facts about the car?


You should change the semi-colon to a colon. You also need to say position from 'what'. I would write the sentence thus:

We know the following information about the car: its final position is 3 feet from its initial position and its initial velocity was 0 feet per second.

Finally, I'm not a physicist, but it seems odd to me to say its initial velocity was 0 feet per second. In a sense, you could say the same thing about Mount Everest.

Best wishes, Clive



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It's better to say that that initially the car was at rest. Then after 2 seconds have elasped, the final position is 3 feet from its initial position.

Then you can ask: What was the average acceleration of the car?