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Hi people,Please could somebody let me know whether the use of semicolons below is correct?
  • X% of households had XX; representing an increase of…

  • For example, take XXX; whilst this is likely to help…

  • This organisation makes a real effort to XXX; for example,

  • The significance of this is simple; the more…

  • Classification of XXX is split into two key parts; a XXX and a XXX

  • The XXX ‘forms the bedrock of XXX’; meaning to challenge it…

  • This flaw heavily compromises the XXX’s value for two reasons; firstly….

  • The organisation consists of three brands; (names of three brands)

  • Revolves around the only criticism of the XX found to stand valid; (description of criticism)
Also, if somebody could provide me with a basic idea of when to use and not use semicolons then that would be really helpful.

Many thanks in advance Emotion: smile
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I haven't seen the whole sentence, but probably:
  • X% of households had ***; representing an increase of… -- NO
  • For example, take ***; whilst this is likely to help… -- YES
  • This organisation makes a real effort to ***; for example, -- MAYBE
  • The significance of this is simple; the more… -- NO
  • Classification of *** is split into two key parts; a *** and a *** -- NO
  • The *** ‘forms the bedrock of ***’; meaning to challenge it… -- NO
  • This flaw heavily compromises the ***’s value for two reasons; firstly…. -- NO
  • The organisation consists of three brands; (names of three brands) -- NO
  • Revolves around the only criticism of the *** found to stand valid; (description of criticism) -- NO
The guidelines for semicolons are relatively simple:
1-- Use a semicolon to separate independent clauses that are more closely associated in idea than separation by full stop would make them.
2-- Use semicolons to separate items in a list when these items have internal commas.
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Thanks very much Mister Micawber - your help is most appreciated.