Colons and Semicolons: Second Cousins, Not Siblings

Colons and Semicolons: Second Cousins, Not Siblings

It’s a colon! It’s a semicolon! What’s the difference? It’s a dot. It’s a couple of dots. Oh, one dot is a comma. I don’t know. Use either one of them.

No.

Colons and semicolons look a lot alike, but they are not siblings in the family of punctuation. They are probably not even first cousins. They . . .

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