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Hi language lovers
2 simple questions

1. Is it acceptable if I insert an exclamation point, when necessary, before (semi) colon:

They share their affection ; that is love!; it's love that binds them ( this is a list and I need to show the exclamation mark because I want to talk about it )

They share their affection; it's love that binds them ; that is love!: these sentences reveal ..... ( here the exclamation appears at the end of the list but I don't want to remove it because I want to talk about it too ).

I feel in this case I should use it with round brackets (!). What do you think?

2. This article is 3-minute read
(this usage of "read" is mainly British, right?)

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Hi language lovers
2 simple questions

1. Is it acceptable if I insert an exclamation point, when necessary, before (semi) colon:

They share their affection ; that is love!; it's love that binds them ( this is a list and I need to show the exclamation mark because I want to talk about it )

They share their affection; it's love that binds them ; that is love!: these sentences reveal ..... ( here the exclamation appears at the end of the list but I don't want to remove it because I want to talk about it too ). 

 I feel in this case I should use it with round brackets (!). What do you think? 

2. This article is 3-minute read 
(this usage of "read" is mainly British, right?)
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