posted by Becca on .
Is this a correct use of a semi-colen?:
"However Petra was taken over in 100 CE by the Romans, and was still occupied during the Byzantine period; but it soon became not as much of an importance after that, besides being used as a fort for the Crusaders in the 12th century. "
If you want to use a semicolon in that place, then delete the word "but." You also need to add a comma after the word "However."
... you also need to delete the comma after "Romans."
If you need websites to help you with these marks of punctuation, let me know.
It's all right, the way I changed the paragraph nullified the use of a semi-colon anyways :)
You're welcome. Yours was a good question! Semicolon use is not always crystal clear!!