should i use a semicolon or period?
My struggles came from writing papers. Those problems included: not focusing enough on my topic and not organizing my ideas clearly.
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
I'm not sure which bit you are asking about. You have a colon in the middle of the second sentence which is not needed at all. You can just write:
"Those problems included not focusing enough on my topic and not organizing my ideas clearly."
The first sentence would read better as:
"I struggled with writing papers."
Then because you have used "struggled" in the first sentence and "problems" in the second, I wouldn't say "those" problems (as you haven't mentioned problems). I would say:
"I struggled with writing papers. My problems included not focusing enough on my topic and not organizing my ideas clearly."
- 714yelhsaLv 49 years ago
There is currently no semicolon in this and there does not need to be one. There is, however, a colon, and it is not needed. It should read:
"My struggles came from writing papers. Those problems included losing focus on the topic while writing and the unclear organization of my ideas."
You use a colon when you are making a list that is not in a sentence. For a list in a sentence, just use commas and write the sentence.
- ♏iss DoddsLv 69 years ago
Neither.` I always found I had difficulty when writing papers. The problems I faced were not being focused enough on my topic and not organising my ideas clearly.`
- NeilLv 79 years ago
Semicolons NEVER come before a colon. They may come after as part of the list, but never before.
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- 9 years ago
use a period to end every thought. if you're linking 2 thoughts together, use a semicolon.
- MamieLv 79 years ago
Use a period here.