How We Roll Winner
I always thought semi-colons were something between a comma and no pauses. So, a very short pause, shorter than a comma until Madam Glow cleared this misconception of mine.
Here she explains their usage.
Semicolons are used to either link two similar sentence fragments or sentences together, or to create a list that is made of up individual fragments.
- I have a doughnut; chocolate ones are good.
- I had some awesome food at the party: there was a cake, chocolate of course; and root beer floats, which were messy but fun.
For more help on semicolons, try reading this link for more details.
Even so, I prefer NOT to use them. Strange grammatical mark, no?