The Semicolon is a punctuation mark (;) which is used to connect independent clauses indicating a closer relationship between the clauses than a period, or full stop, does.

सेमीकोलन(;) एक अल्पविराम चिन्ह है, जिसका उपयोग एक साथ दो अलग - अलग खंड को जोड़ने के लिए किया जाता है.

A semicolon is used when a sentence could have been ended, but it wasn’t. Semicolons are followed by a lower case letter, unless that letter is the first letter of a proper noun like the word I or Paris.

Rule To Use Semicolon - सेमीकोलन को उपयोग करने के नियम

Rule 1. Use a semicolon in place of a period to separate two sentences where the conjunction has been left out.

  • Call me tomorrow; I will give you my answer then.
  • I have paid my dues; therefore, I expect all the privileges listed in the contract.

Rule 2. It is preferable to use a semicolon before introductory words such as namely, however, therefore, that is, i.e., for example, e.g., or for instance when they introduce a complete sentence. It is also preferable to use a comma after the introductory word.

  • You will want to bring many backpacking items; for example, sleeping bags, pans, and warm clothing will make the trip better.
  • As we discussed, you will bring two items; i.e., a sleeping bag and a tent are not optional.

Rule 3. Use the semicolon between two sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction when one or more commas appear in the first sentence.

  • When I finish here, I will be glad to help you; and that is a promise I will keep.
  • If she can, she will attempt that feat; and if her husband is able, he will be there to see her.