Colon or semicolon? Follow these simple rules

Writers often mix up these two punctuation marks. This quick guide can help solve that problem.

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Bertrand Russell once said: “Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know.”

Unlike the rules for hyphens and commas, the rules for semicolons and colons are fairly straightforward. Semicolons separate things. Colons introduce or define things. Just remember to use them wisely.

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