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The Melancholy Decline of the Semicolon | The Post

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Lancaster’s linguists believe that the end of the semicolon, along with shrinking sentence lengths in novels, is a reflection of a society addicted to social media. The shift, commented Justin Tora of the University of Galway, is part of a “more realistic way” of writing for the modern age.

Find out more about how written English is evolving here: The Melancholy Decline of the Semicolon | The Post

Further reading: How To Use A Semicolon Correctly | Lifehacker,com

One comment on “The Melancholy Decline of the Semicolon | The Post

  1. Tanish Shrivastava
    June 15, 2022

    It might be declining in fiction writing, but when it comes to writing computer programs, it is still quite popular.

    Wrong comparisons aside, I do hear many writers say that you should avoid semicolon as much as possible.

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