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snkhaderi
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help with punctuation

Post by snkhaderi » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:01 am

Which one of these is correct?

When the taper is zero the cilium has a uniform width, and when the taper is unity the cilium is triangular.
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When the taper is zero, the cilium has a uniform width; and when the taper is unity, the cilium is triangular.

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Re: help with punctuation

Post by Joe » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:40 am

Both are possible, though there is no real need for a comma or a semi-colon so I personally would prefer:

When the taper is zero the cilium has a uniform width and when the taper is unity the cilium is triangular.

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