Separating Clauses


Separating Clauses (1)

Don't run two clauses together. You must separate your clauses by putting a period or a semicolon between them. If you use a semi-colon, then don't capitalize the first word of the second clause—unless, of course, it's a proper name).


Mistake Correct

We went to Hawaii the hotel was nice.

  • We went to Hawaii. The hotel was nice.
  • We went to Hawaii; the hotel was nice.