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Writing an literary analysis - which is gramatically correct?

Throughout the story, several passages support the fact that while the narrator used the yellow wallpaper as a way to escape the mundanity of her stay, it ultimately caused her to become what she was already accused of being; crazy.





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Throughout the story, several passages support the fact that while the narrator used the yellow wallpaper as a way to escape the mundanity of her stay, it ultimately caused her to become what she was already accused of being - crazy.





The only difference is the last two words. Should I use a hyphen between being and crazy or a semicolon ?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Apr. 12, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (4)
  • hyphen or a comma, no semi-colon as it isn't a complete sentence on its own.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:31 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • I think I'd use a colon. I don't think it would be a semi-colon. And I'm not sure about a hyphen.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 4:17 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • The second one is correct. You need to use a hyphen, not a semi-colon.
    NFLplayerswife

    Answer by NFLplayerswife at 4:18 PM on Apr. 12, 2009

  • Thanks, that's what I thought about the semi-colon just wasn't sure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Apr. 12, 2009