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Which sentence has the correct placement of a semicolon? a. Because Sarah is absent a great deal; she has a hard time keeping up nevertheless she is willing to work overtime. b. Because Sarah is absent a great deal, she has a hard time keeping up; nevertheless, she is willing to work overtime. c. Because Sarah is absent a great deal, she has a hard time keeping up nevertheless; she is willing to work overtime.

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marquizthomas17

The correct answer is B. Because Sarah is absent a great deal, she has a hard time keeping up; nevertheless, she is willing to work overtime. The semicolon here is used to separate two contrasting sentences, which is why it has to be used between them, in order to make a distinction between what she does and what she wants to do. You cannot place a semicolon just about anywhere - it has to be at the end of one independent clause and before another one.

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