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Nastya
 
Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2019 12:57 pm
Is punctuation correct in this sentence?:
Lora was late for beginning of the test; consequently, she failed to complete it on time.
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Reply Fri 12 Apr, 2019 04:17 pm
@Nastya,
If you have a choice, you should make it into two sentences.
"...of the test. Consequently,..."
I am not sure about the semicolon.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 13 Apr, 2019 11:30 am
@Nastya,
Use a comma instead of a semicolon, include "and" before "consequently," and remove the comma.

Lora was late for beginning of the test, and consequently she failed to complete it on time.
coa999
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2019 08:09 pm
@Nastya,
"Lora was late for the beginning of the test. Consequently, she failed to complete it on time."

or

"Lora missed the start of the test. As a result, she was unable to complete it."

or

"Lora missed the test's commencement. Due to this, she wasn't able to complete it."

or

"As Lora missed the test's beginning, she wasn't able to complete it."

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2019 02:51 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Use a comma instead of a semicolon, include "and" before "consequently," and remove the comma.

Lora was late for beginning of the test, and consequently she failed to complete it on time.


Correct.

A semi colon can be used in place of a full stop in cases where two sentences are more intimately linked than normal.

A sentence makes sense on its own, Consequently she failed to complete it on time, does not make sense on its own.
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