General Writing and Grammar Help/RE: Between - in between

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Dear Ted:

In the example below, is it possible to use just "between"?

It is good grammar to put a semi-colon IN BETWEEN two independent clauses that are not joined by a comma with a conjunction.

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:


In the example below, is it possible to use just "between"?

It is good grammar to put a semi-colon IN BETWEEN two independent clauses that
are not joined by a comma with a conjunction.

*** YES.  In fact, "between" is usually better than "in between."  I was desperate for examples of "in between."  Try not to use "in between," Paolo.  The two words are redundant.  "Between" is the much better choice.

Ted

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