When to use semicolons

When to use semicolons

Lesson overview

In this Advanced ESL lesson, the student will learn how to identify common mistakes in using semicolon, differentiate the use of semicolon, colon, and comma in sentences.



The student tries to explain how two sentence examples are similar and different.

A brief definition of semicolon is then presented.



This section has a simple activity that assesses the student’s comprehension of the lesson introduction.


Video: Comma Queen: Mastering the semicolon

The student watches a video in which Comma Queen explains and exemplifies the usage of semicolon. This is followed by video comprehension activities.

Then, the student completes exercises that help them enhance their skill in using semicolons in various kinds of sentences.

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