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

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 5 22:00:58 UTC 2016

When two levels of separators are needed, the semicolon is normally elevated. If a comma had been used after “Chicago”, it would have made it so that St. Louis is the state in which Chicago is located.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 5 Nov 2016, at 14:19, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> "... in Chicago; St. Louis; Orlando, Fla.; and suburban Henry County, Ga."
> goo.gl/L8fQwG
> -- 
> -Wilson

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