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Miss P

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Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2008, 07:31:34 PM »
This is not really an error; it's more a matter of style.

Is it not? I don't think I've ever seen a double semicolon before.

It's fine.  It would be much better with a conjunction (or separated into at least two sentences), but c'est la vie.

OP, it's not going to keep you out of a school. But it's pretty nutty. And I speak as a semicolon devotee (easiest, fastest way to fix a comma splice!).

ITA.
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Re: Is this sentence gramatically correct?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2008, 07:38:46 PM »
"Adrenaline surged through my body. It was 0530 hours; I sat in the passenger’s seat of the unmarked Dodge; Driving was the office’s second-in-charge."

Note the dual semicolons. I think it's fine.

Second sentence way too long. Short sentences are most effective. it won't keep you out of law school. they only spend about 2 mins on a PS. Plus, once you start law school, you'll find out that you're a bad writer anyway.