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That's exactly an example of a bad error message. The intention to be helpful was good, but, as usual, resulted in even more confusion.

The right wording should have been "a semicolon might be missing" - as compiler does not really know that this was your intention. Maybe you just accidentally inserted an extra ) so it's now thinking that the statement is finished, while you still have few more function arguments to add at this point.