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Unread Mar 8th, 2009, 03:13 pm
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Hi,

I've been wondering about the punctuation set up for this phrase.

I've seen things like "The question is, should marijuana be legalized?" and "The question is; should marijuana be legalized?" but I don't like the look of those.

Could someone explain to me which is the correct way to write this and why?

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Default Re: The question is...

The comma is fine (because they are two separate clauses), and possibly a colon (because the second part is an explanation of the first) but not a semi colon.
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