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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    25 Jan '18 03:28
    They're; subtle and nifty things but; underused, I think.

    If I am quoting someone's actual words inside quotation marks, should I ever use semi-colons in the same way as they are used to punctuate other types; of written text?

    You could PM me about this but I reckon; I'm not the only person here who wants to know.
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    25 Jan '18 03:40
    Originally posted by @fmf
    They're; subtle and nifty things but; underused, I think.

    If I am quoting someone's actual words inside quotation marks, should I ever use semi-colons in the same way as they are used to punctuate other types; of written text?

    You could PM me about this but I reckon; I'm not the only person here who wants to know.
    Wrong in all aspects.

    Toxic posting.

    Readers beware.

    Eschew semicolons if you are only moderately skilled.
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    25 Jan '18 03:59
    Originally posted by @fmf
    They're; subtle and nifty things but; underused, I think.

    If I am quoting someone's actual words inside quotation marks, should I ever use semi-colons in the same way as they are used to punctuate other types; of written text?

    You could PM me about this but I reckon; I'm not the only person here who wants to know.
    I think you need a semicolonoscopy.
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    25 Jan '18 06:16
    Originally posted by @fmf
    They're; subtle and nifty things but; underused, I think.

    If I am quoting someone's actual words inside quotation marks, should I ever use semi-colons in the same way as they are used to punctuate other types; of written text?

    You could PM me about this but I reckon; I'm not the only person here who wants to know.
    The semi-colon is, I believe, the most useful but underused gadget; however it’s incorrect use, as you are doing in your post, is almost as annoying, but not quite, as people who overuse use comas.
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    25 Jan '18 06:26
    Originally posted by @fmf
    They're; subtle and nifty things but; underused, I think.

    If I am quoting someone's actual words inside quotation marks, should I ever use semi-colons in the same way as they are used to punctuate other types; of written text?

    You could PM me about this but I reckon; I'm not the only person here who wants to know.
    It is said to be the most feared punctuation on Earth; I come from Mars!
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    25 Jan '18 07:04
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    It is said to be the most feared punctuation on Earth; I come from Mars!
    ..and I thought you were from Venus 😉
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    Originally posted by @ponderable
    ..and I thought you were from Venus 😉
    You make a lot more sense; you know your gods. 🙂
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    25 Jan '18 08:14
    Semicolons are rarely used, I hardly remember what I was taught at school; I use them when it feels right to do so.
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    25 Jan '18 10:20
    Originally posted by @fmf
    They're; subtle and nifty things but; underused, I think.

    If I am quoting someone's actual words inside quotation marks, should I ever use semi-colons in the same way as they are used to punctuate other types; of written text?

    You could PM me about this but I reckon; I'm not the only person here who wants to know.
    I write novels for fun; the semi - colon has become my friend and I use loads of them, all the time! Maybe not always in the right place but who's counting....Let's hear it for the semi - colon I say.
  10. SubscriberFMF
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    25 Jan '18 12:08
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    I write novels for fun; the semi - colon has become my friend and I use loads of them, all the time!
    Do you use them in quoted speech?

    Like:

    "I can't decide between Delores and Delilah; I have never been able to decide."
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    25 Jan '18 13:39
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Do you use them in quoted speech?

    Like:

    "I can't decide between Delores and Delilah; I have never been able to decide."
    Yes I do, I don't see why one should not. Especially if you write as well as what I do.
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    25 Jan '18 14:28
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    however it’s incorrect use
    however its incorrect use
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    25 Jan '18 15:33
    thats it folks I am cutting out punctuation altogether
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    25 Jan '18 15:48
    Originally posted by @very-rusty
    Thats it folks, I'm cutting out punctuation altogether.
    Not on my watch you're not!
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    25 Jan '18 15:50
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Not on my watch you're not!
    make my day 😛
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