When should I use a semicolon?
You should use it to split a run-on sentence. Or you can use it to have two similar ideas follow each other in one line.
What was the tone or style that The Waves, by Virginia Woolf, was written in, ?
It is a stream-of-consciousness narrative, the tone is often melancholic, wistful, and reflective. Woolf wrote it through the eyes of various characters: Rhoda, Susan, Jinny, Bernard, Neville, and Louis. All of them have a prolonged monologue that allows us to understand their past and present and how they're connected.
What is the function of a preposition?
A preposition links noun, phrases and pronouns to other words in a sentence; the word or phrase following the preposition is called the object of the preposition. The function of the preposition is to indicate the time/space or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence. Example: The eraser is 'on' the desk.