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Person One and Person Two in a single sentence, each of whose name is followed by a modifier. In complete sentences, a modifidying clause requires a comma. Your semi-colon is correct and optimal, denoting a difference or distinction between two items. A change of direction with your narrative. If you don't use the semi-colon, then each 'bunch of following words' could be wrongly seen as a modifier of the original clause, Person One.

Pedantic? Of course! But accurate? You bet. Funny thing, language: are you being grammatically accurate, or are you trying to be understood? If it's only the latter, are we all honestly going to be happy, in the very near future, saying, "Do you feel me?"

peter June 30, 2008, 11:29pm

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