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Section 8.4


Use semicolons to join two independent clauses or to separate parts of a sentence that have commas in them.

To Join Two Independent Clauses

The system has three beam launchers; two are in the two-tube combiner, and one is in the OP receiver.

To Separate Sentence Elements with Commas

Italicize titles of journals, books, newsletters, and manuals; letters, words, terms, and equation symbols; foreign words; and names of specific vessels.

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