Colons: Colons: Colons vs Semicolons Semicolons: -Between items in a list when the items themselves contain commas -to separate independent clauses while still showing a close relationship -Introduce lists, series, quotations, & explanations -to separate independent clauses -to show emphasis Example: She wanted three things: a dog, a beach towel, and a good book. Example: We visited New York, the big city, in the spring; Massachusetts and Maine, full of amazing beaches, in the summer; and New Hampshire, with beautiful foliage, in the fall.
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