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I'm transcribing an audio and I'm new to the idea of semicolons so I'd like some help please.

Za dom spremni, thank you, and god bless, and thank you to all the teachers, staff, and all of you, the students and parents who have made this journey possible. Thank you very much.

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Za dom spremni, thank you, and god bless, and thank you to all the teachers; staff; and all of you, the students and parents, who have made this journey possible. Thank you very much.

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Za dom spremni, thank you, and god bless. And thank you to all the teachers, staff, and all of you, the students and parents, who have made this journey possible. Thank you very much.

Should I go with semicolons? My instructions say, "ALWAYS use the Oxford comma." The use of the Oxford comma is to not confuse items in a list, and "all of you, the students and parents" is one item, and "who have made this journey possible," pertains to the "teachers," "staff," and "all of you, the students and parents." So will using semicolons be the best with eliminating confusion here, or what? Thanks in advance.

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Semicolons are used in a series only when a comma is part of the elements of the series.

e.g.

In the 1960s, there were race riots in Watts, Los Angeles, California; East Chicago, Illinois; downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Lower East Side, New York City, New York.

https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/use-semicolon


The Oxford comma refers only to the punctuation following the penultimate item in a series, that is, putting a comma (or not) before the conjunction (and, or, nor). In the example above, the Oxford semicolon is that one after "Pennsylvania."

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/what-is-the-oxford-comma-and-why-do-people-care-so-much-about-it/

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For what it's worth, I found it easy to read the one with just commas, no confusion at all.