posted by annie .
Is this the correct use of a semicolon?
From the harbors of Africa to the forests of Vietnam, mankind has glorified the most horrid of acts; the practice of murder.
Yes I say it is and instead of horrid shouldn't it be the most horrific.
I'm sorry, but Jenny's answer isn't right.
A semicolon is not the correct punctuation here. A colon is the better punctuation to use. These sites explain the usage of semicolons and colons.
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The word "horrid" isn't the best word to use here, but it is correct.
I'd prefer "most horrible of acts."
I didn't write the sentence, it's just on a worksheet.