I have no idea when or where to use a semicolon.

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If you’re not sure, don’t try. That’s the rule.

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When you’re joining two ideas in one sentence and these could be a separate sentence on their own.. (I.e. I love and hate my job; it can be a real bitch sometimes.)

I think? I defer to a writer for confirmation

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Does; anyone?

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I think semicolons are great and not pretentious at all but I never see our writers use them correctly so I’d just rather they not try.

The actual rule is you use them when you’re giving two ideas equal position/rank in a sentence. Like “My mom walked in; she was showing a lot of cleavage.” Like both parts of that sentence were equally important so I put that semicolon there. But I also could have put an en dash or em dash or a period, so like the semicolon is not that big a deal, it’s not something you ever HAVE to use, but it’s handy when you know how to use it.

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I know ...

Senior Strategist 1 is right, but the reality is just don’t use them. They look too pretentious.

You don't need to. A lot of writers never do.

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