Grammar Lesson Monday: Semicolon with However

Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once.  I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.

Today, we will learn about using a semicolon with however.

Semicolons are difficult.  But here is a very specific way to use one...with however.

If you are connecting however between two complete sentences, then you need a semicolon:
I love the show Bunheads; however, it might be cancelled because its lack of interest.

You don't use the semicolon with however if it it interrupting the sentence:
That finale on Bunheads, however, could have generated more interest.

That's it for today.  Celebrate good grammar!

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