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Semicolon.

2a. The Bears lost the Super Bowl to Indianapolis; worse yet, I lost a bet with my brother about the outcome of the game.

2b. The Bears lost the Superbowl to Indianapolia; worse yet; I lost a bet with my brother about the outcome of the game.

Which is correct for the usuage of the Semicolon and why?

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    Please see my last answer. Then, tell us which sentence is correct. We'll be glad to check your answer.

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    i see that there is 2 independent clauses, so i would use the semicolon, but the word between the 2 clauses,worse ye: or worse yet, is what is throughing me off.

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    Since "worse yet" is not an independent clause, you only need one semicolon in this sentence.

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    that's what i was thinking but i just wanted to make sure. Thank you

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    You're welcome. :-)

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