[Ads-l] The NYT: comma > semi-colon

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 5 18:37:25 EDT 2016


> On 5 Nov 2016, at 15:22, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> it would have made it so that St. Louis is the state in which Chicago is
>> located.
> 
> 
> I don't agree.
> 

Okay, but that is standard usage. 

As an easy-to-find starter, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma:> "If the individual items of a list are long, complex, affixed with description, or themselves contain commas, semicolons may be preferred as separators, and the list may be introduced with a colon."

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