what is the best way to write this sentence? The children were sleeping peacefully and we...
decided not to wake them. for this do you think i need a comma or semicolon. And to me i think i need to remove the and.
Any of the following would be correct:
The children were sleeping peacefully and we decided not to wake them.
The children were sleeping peacefully; we decided not to wake them.
The children were sleeping peacefully. We decided not to wake them.
It did make me smile (with kindness), that in what was no doubt a quickly posted question about punctuation, you chose to ignore capitalization and punctuation conventions.
I usually recommend keeping your sentences short and precise. Always keep it simple.
"The children were sleeping peacefully and we decided not to wake them up."
The sentence is short, so you do not need either a colon or semi-colon.
But is you use a semi-colon, it can be: "The children were sleeping peacefully; we decided not to wake them up."
A semi-colon is the in-between a comma and a period.
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