Is this sentence correct grammatically ?
Music, wine, and dinner; what more is there?
Or is it '. What more is there?'
- MsBittnerLv 73 weeks ago
I have to disagree with the other replies.
"Music, wine, and dinner" is not an independent clause able to be a sentence all by itself. It has no predicate phrase, no verb, which is one of the requirements.
Because it can't stand by itself, the period and semicolon would both be incorrect.
I'd go with a colon, but I would consider an emdash correct as well. (A single hyphen would be wrong.)
Music, wine, and dinner: what more is there?
Music, wine, and dinner--what more is there?
- LônLv 73 weeks ago
They're both identical.
What more is there?
What would be incorrect is "what more is their?"
- NancyLv 63 weeks ago
No, it's not. The use of a semicolon is improper. You must either use a comma or a dash there, i.e.:
Music, wine, and dinner, what more is there?
Music, wine, and dinner—what more is there?
Semicolons are used either to separate two interdependent clauses, meaning what comes before and after the semicolon must each be a complete sentence, or to separate list items in a list whose items contain internal commas. As your sentence provides neither scenario, your use of a semicolon is improper.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 73 weeks ago
Either is right. A semicolon is used to separate two parts of a sentence where either could be a sentence of its own.
So there are two ways to join these thoughts; you did it both ways.