I have a question regarding the correct use of semicolon. I know that we use semicolon to separate two independent clauses with no conjunctions. However, I have a problem with separating the following run-on sentence:
She found the house once she didn't think she could find it again.
I can think of two ways to correct the sentence:
- She found the house. Once she didn't think she could find it again.
- She found the house once. She didn't think she could find it again.
I think that the first sounds more natural because I couldn't find any reason to put a period after once. However, my English professor said that the answer is the second one. Right now I am confused as to which one is correct.
I would be glad if you guys could tell me which one is better.