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Is the following sentence missing semicolons or commas? If so, where: The hill was covered with wildflowers it was a beautiful sight?

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Answered Sep 18English
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Paris LettiNeuroscience PhD student at University College London

Hi Tim, This should be: The hill was covered with wildflowers; it was a beautiful sight. We are using a semi colon here because we are joining two independent clauses. A semi colon is preferred to a comma here because there is no coordinating conjunction. To remember the seven coordinating conjunctions remember FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.