I am a scopist, and a client of mine wants me to use a semicolon on questions ending with "were you?" and "don't you?" et cetera. I was once a reporter, and when I was in court reporting school, we were taught to use a comma there.
I have looked in Lillian Morson and I have found a rule in the Question Mark section on Page 17, but I'm not sure how to convey it to my reporter. It's kind of confusing to me!
Here's an example of how my client wants it: "You weren't at the store the night it was robbed; were you?"
Am I wrong in thinking that should just be a comma there?
Thanks in advance for your help!
S.O.S. Scoping Services