|Em inglês, utiliza-se o ponto e vírgula (semicolon):|
1 para separar frases gramaticalmente independentes, mas que estão intimamente ligadas:
- John went into the classroom; the teacher and the other students were already there; the lesson had already begun.
- She studied really hard; she is determined to pass the exam.
2 para separar uma lista de palavras, expressões, ou orações subordinadas:
- I would like to thank the following people: Mr John Smith, the managing director; Mrs Janet Brown, the financial director; and Miss Susan Powell, the secretary.
- It's good to know that you're back; that I can count on you; and that I'm not alone.