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英文也有分號嗎? 用法跟中文的分號一樣嗎? 還是都用逗號代替? 還是.....?
- Anonymous2 decades agoFavorite Answer
（1） 以分號化替句號來分隔兩相關獨立子句（Independent Clauses）.
The student parking lot is half empty at 3:30p.m.; this must be a commuter campus.
Spring is here; the birds are warbling with joy.
如果使用 coordinating conjunction﹝連接詞﹞ (for, and, nor, but, or, yet or so)，則用逗號 comma，而不是分號。
（2） 當其中一獨立子句（Independent Clause）中包含逗號時，以分號來分隔兩子句.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.
（3） 當要使用連接副詞（Conjunctive Adverbs, e.g. therefore, however）或其他連接語（Transitional Expressions, e.g. in addition, on the other hand）來聯結子句時，以分號作分隔.
His mother claimed to be interested in swimming; however, she didn’t know the difference between orthodox breaststroke（蛙式）and butterfly stroke（蝴蝶式）.
If you give children too much freedom, they will never learn to control themselves; on the other hand, if you give them too little, they will never become self-reliant.
His mother claimed to be interested in swimming. However, she didn’t know the difference between orthodox breaststroke（蛙式）and butterfly stroke（蝴蝶式）.
If you give children too much freedom, they will never learn to control themselves. On the other hand, if you give them too little, they will never become self-reliant.
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- Anonymous2 decades ago
例 – She wanted to be successful, whatever it might cost; to achieve her goal, whoever might suffer as a result.
例 1 – The sun was already low in the sky; it would soon be dark.
例 2 – He had never been to China; however, it had always been one of his ambitions.