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He is rude, crude and completely incorrigible; yet, always to Brent and Jesse's astonishment, women continuously flock and cling to him.

Is that semi-colon after "incorrigible" fine there?

Thanks.
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SnarfThanks, Gus. Will do. Let me ask you guys, though - is the following an independent clause? I ask because I want to use it after a semi-colon (the ellipses represents the sentence leading up to it with the semi-colon)

:...not very pleasant at all. How can that be an independent clause when it has no subject or verb?

And this right here I'm almost a hundred percent sure needs a semi-colon, because both a comma and a period after "this" make the rest look ridiculous, That doesn't necessarily mean that a semicolon is what you need!

I think. Am I right?

He gives a very excited smile to Jesse, letting him know how much he loves this; that he, in fact, lives for it. Again that is not an independent clause. If you take "that" away, it would be an independent clause.
It's clear that you have a great deal to learn about dependent, independent and relative clauses. Google them and start learning there.
You never use them around "in fact," or are you saying you wouldn't in a case like that?
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I often don't use commas with in fact when it's parenthetical. This is rather uncharacteristic of me, though, since I almost always prefer strictness to style when it comes to punctuation.
All right, I think I'm getting the hang of this. This second sentence needs the semi-colon:

Eventually, Johan and Mark’s jealousy of Damineh and Paul reached its rancorous peak. Especially towards the latter, given Charlotte and Hannah were completely infatuated with him; more so than they ever were with either of their longtime acrobatic partners.

There are subjects and there are predicates, and it can stand on its own: More so than they ever were with either of their longtime accrobatic partners.

Am I right now, or still way off?
SnarfAm I right now, or still way off?
You're still way way off. Stop writing bad sentences! Start studying dependent and independent clauses.
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It's okay to start a sentence with "Especially" like that, though, right?
SnarfIt's okay to start a sentence with "Especially" like that, though, right?
No. Everything that follows peak is dependent.

Eventually, Johan and Mark’s jealousy of Damineh and Paul reached its rancorous peak, especially towards the latter, given Charlotte and Hannah were completely infatuated with him, more so than they ever were with either of their longtime acrobatic partners.
Really? It's not a run-on that way?

I wanna put an em dash between "him" and "more." What do you think?
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SnarfReally? It's not a run-on that way?
No. You should also look into run-ons.
SnarfI wanna put an em dash between "him" and "more." What do you think?
I wouldn't do it. I don't see the point. Then again, I use my em dashes sparingly.