General Principle

Incorrect Example

Correct Example

35 Use semicolons when a list contains lists.


For breakfast, he could choose ham, toast, and eggs; or French toast, syrup, and fruit; or pancakes, syrup, and bacon. 

36 Leave out the conjunction when linking a compound sentence with semicolon.

He loved the little dog; and she loathed the wretched thing. 

He loved the little dog; she loathed the wretched thing.