comma or semicolon [c. splice]: ignore the mail, my apologies for


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India - Hindi & English

Should we use a (; )or (,) in the following sentences:

Please ignore the previous mail, my apologies for the inconvenience.

Context- I wrote an email but attached a wrong file, so I'm writing an apology mail for it. Don't want to make another mistake :(

I believe it should be a (,) though I don't have an explaination to support it.

  • The general rule is that if you could use a period, then you can't use a comma.

    In this case, I'd use a semicolon [;] rather than a period, because the two thoughts are so closely related.
    Hi Kritika,
    First I would like to correct "explaination", it must be explanation.
    Coming to the sentence you can use comma.