Semicolons Are Awesome; You Should Use Them

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My three favorite places in the world are Amsterdam, New York, London, and Paris.

If you were counting as you read that sentence, you probably noticed that I mentioned four cities even though I introduced my list with the phrase “My three favorite places.” So, either I should change “three” to “four,” or I should correct my punctuation; I should have used a semicolon.

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.