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Would this semi-colon usage work here? If not, how can I rephrase or punctuate correctly?

All other vegetables can be prepared using this same method of: halving vertically, slicing vertically, and dicing horizontally; excluding the mushrooms, which are sliced top to stem only.
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Hi,

Would this semi-colon usage work here? No. A semi-colon has to be followed by an independent clause, ie a clause that could stand as a separate sentence. Yours is not. such a clause.

If not, how can I rephrase or punctuate correctly?

All other vegetables can be prepared using this same method of: halving vertically, slicing vertically, and dicing horizontally; excluding the mushrooms, which are sliced top to stem only.

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All other vegetables can be prepared using this same method of no colon is needed halving vertically, slicing vertically, and dicing horizontally. This excludes the mushrooms, which are sliced top to stem only.

Clive
CliveA semi-colon has to be followed by an independent clause, …
Not in all cases. Another important use of the semicolon is to prevent confusion in complex lists. (This is not such a case, Anonymous. Click here for some good examples.)
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Hi. Please help. Could a semicolon be used for a stronger pause or to render a stronger emphasis than a comma? Although broad (and perhaps ambiguous) as my question seems, would you tell me what your answer is.
AnonymousCould a semicolon be used for a stronger pause or to render a stronger emphasis than a comma?
No, that is not one of the uses of the semicolon. From what I understand, an em dash () can be used instead of a comma for added emphasis.
Hi Gus,

Yes, I agree in general about semi-colon usage in lists.
But this example is not really all one list. What I mean is that halving, slicing, dicing, excluding are not items in a single list.
The list is halving, slicing and dicing. 'Excluding' is a parenthetical afterthought. The cook does not halve, slice and dice, and finally exclude.

Clive
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All other vegetables can be prepared using this same method of halving vertically, slicing vertically, and dicing horizontally except for mushrooms, which are sliced top to stem only.