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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Which sentence is correct?

The economy is in bad shape; unemployment is high.

Which is correct?

Which is correct?

Is the semi-colon used correctly in the following sentence?
I like chocolate ice cream; and strawberry ice cream!

Which is correct?

Because the semi-colon is so impressive, we should use it as often as possible while writing.

People who use the semi-colon are not only considered better writers, but also better __________.

Which is correct?

What is a semi-colon?

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81 Comments on “How to use the SEMI-COLON in English writing”

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I have enjoyed this lesson. Thank you

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

    Glad to hear it, James. That small semi-colon can really make a difference to the quality of your English writing. All the best to you!

    Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Thank you ma’am.

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Good learning!

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

I got 08/10. Thank you Rebecca!

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Wow my… I don’t believe it! I got 9 out of 10.
Super cool.
I so happy Yes yes yes…
Thanks Rebecca!! So good!

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

    Congratulations to you, Rosemary. Clearly, you understood the lesson well and were able to apply the rules correctly in practice. Great job! My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Thank you Rebecca.I will try to semi-colon in my GRE exam;I hope I get the higher score in the writing part.

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Detail explanation. Please make a video about Full-Colon(:)

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

nice lesson, thank you

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

I’ve got 10/10/ Thank you very much, Rebecca!

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Hello,how can i take my lessons on this website, could you help me

Sunday, November 3rd 2019

I got 7/10 the lesson is quite difficult. Thank Rebecca

Sunday, November 3rd 2019

i got 6/10 thanks

Monday, November 4th 2019

Thank you very much for the lesson. As always, your’s explanations of difficult topics of english grammar are both brilliant and simple. I was quite surprised though that you should use a semi-colon before a transitional expression and not just a regular comma. This is something I was unaware of all this time until now.

Monday, November 4th 2019

8/10 thanks for this encouraging lesson

Monday, November 4th 2019

I enjoyed the demonstration of the subtle use of semicolon. I am able to use it in French but I have never learned formal use. Thank you Rebecca.
A question please; should I capitalize the “f” of “french” as above?

Monday, November 4th 2019

    Yes, in English, names of languages and nationalities must be capitalized. Glad you found the lesson useful! Once you start using the semi-colon in your writing, you will take your English to a higher level. All the best to you, beernaard.

    Wednesday, November 6th 2019

      Thank you Rebecca.

      Sunday, November 10th 2019

Really nice class!
Thanks, Rebecca.

Monday, November 4th 2019

Hi, Rebecca! I’ve got 10 out of 10. Thank you for a clear and understandable explanation of how to apply semi-colon in our writing.

Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Thank you so much

Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Fantastic lesson once again. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 5th 2019

I am very happy that I am able to get help from you. Your explanation is very easy to follow. I am not able to find all the tenses explanation videos from your lesson. Is it possible to show in your lesson content all the video lessons of the tenses?

Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Thanks,Rebecca;It was really useful.

Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Thank you….!!

Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Thanks to each of you for watching and sharing your comments! Try to use the semi-colon today, in an email, academic assignment, or business document. It will make a big difference!

Wednesday, November 6th 2019

    This lecture is what I exactly need. ❤️❤️❤️
    May i just ask one favor. Would you please give us the complete list of the transition where I can use semi-colon.

    You only stated however and therefore etc… How about ‘ although, even though, despite, in spite of, moreover and furthermore’ ?

    Wednesday, November 6th 2019

10/10. Thankful always, Ma’am Rebecca!

Thursday, November 7th 2019

Thank you so much Rebecca!!!!

Thursday, November 7th 2019

thank you

Sunday, November 10th 2019

I got 80%

Sunday, November 10th 2019

Thank you Rebecca for your teach

Monday, November 11th 2019

finally I found such a nice mentor like you. thank you so much for being such nice in teaching appreciate you. :)

Monday, November 11th 2019

I got 7/10, but I should be more careful while doing it. I understood the rule. You way of describing is awesome.

Wednesday, November 13th 2019

Thank you very much

Thursday, November 14th 2019

Thank you teacher i learned more about english
I love this language becouse my mother language is arabic thank you again

Friday, November 15th 2019

Thank you! I really need it this lesson; punctuation can be difficult when you don’t know the language.

Tuesday, November 19th 2019

Now it is clear to me where to use the semi-colon. Thank you for the lesson!

Friday, November 22nd 2019

Great lesson. I seldom used this punctuation earlier as I did not clearly understand the concept, but now I do. Thank you making it so clear and easy.

Friday, November 22nd 2019

Thank you, teacher. I become better at your lesson.

Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Great stuff. Learnt how to use colon and semi colon methodically for the first time.

Thank you.

Sunday, December 1st 2019

Is very useful, thanks

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Thank you.

Sunday, December 8th 2019

I really enjoy this lesson and learn a lot of about punctuation mark semi colon

Tuesday, December 10th 2019

Great Lasne Thank you’ll

Tuesday, December 10th 2019

It was great lesson! Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, December 16th 2019

Dear Rebecca, Happy New Year!

Friday, January 3rd 2020

I’ve been having doubts on the use of the semi-colon,but with insights from this lesson,I’II be confident enough to use it correctly.

Wednesday, January 8th 2020

It was really useful; therefore, I will start using it in my writings.

Monday, January 13th 2020

Its wrong if I use a regular comma instead of using semicolon in the explanation number 2?

Thursday, January 23rd 2020

    Number 1*

    Thursday, January 23rd 2020

I enjoyed this lesson a lot so, I thank you to Rebecca.

Friday, January 24th 2020

I was sick yesterday;I didn’t go to work. Today, I feel better; I went to work.
How is my sentences,Rebecca? Did I do correctly or is it incorrect sentences?
I hope you can respond to my question.
Thank you,Rebecca.

Wednesday, January 29th 2020

I scored 100;thanks ma’m.

Wednesday, February 5th 2020


Wednesday, February 26th 2020

Thank you for this useful lesson which I’ve always wondered about.

Friday, February 28th 2020

You are so clear in your explanations.
Thank you very much!

Wednesday, March 4th 2020

I really love your lesson mam

Friday, March 27th 2020

Your video lecture is so amazing . I am going to watch all lectures .

Saturday, March 28th 2020

good lesson actually

Sunday, March 29th 2020

amazing. specially the quiz part

Sunday, April 5th 2020

I think this lesson was very important, because there are different rules among languages. May you add more lessons about other punctuation marks? Thank you very much.

Monday, April 6th 2020

really didn’t understand the last part of the lesson which is taking about the way to know when we can use the semi-colon and when we can’t , really didn’t understand the last part of the lesson which is taking about the way to know when we can use the semi-colon and when we can’t , may you give me an example ??

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

The lecture is so interesting,impressive and useful, but I have an query.

as you said, it shouldn’t use while using conjunctive adverbe right ?
here is an example,I have seen it in a book (pdf) from British Colombia; under title: constructing sentences,page number 16 as a example of complex sentences.
( today,I study grammar; therefore,tomorrow,I will be a better writer)
can you please give your guidelines on the above mentioned sentence ?

Thursday, April 9th 2020

thank you so

Monday, April 13th 2020

Enjoyed the session

Thursday, April 16th 2020

Thanks mam.

Friday, April 17th 2020

I’ve just first studied this lesson, but I got 8 correct out of 10. I’m very glad.
Thank you very much, teacher.

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

    Excuse me, classmates😁 could you tell me the techer’s lesson how to watch? I think the teacher is busy teaching her class, so I want to ask you. I hope you can help me.

    Friday, June 12th 2020

I really Interested this Lesson. Hi and thankyou Rebecca.

Saturday, May 16th 2020

Really interesting video.

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

It has been a useful teaching.
Thanks a lott.

Thursday, June 4th 2020

Thank you. I do it.

Saturday, June 6th 2020

Thank you I think i will do better on my writing I love writing by the way

Monday, June 8th 2020

Yehey! I got 100. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 9th 2020

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1st 2020

Really enjoyed your video and had learnt from it.

Sunday, July 5th 2020

Rebecca, I am sincerely grateful for this video; it is an eye-opener.

Friday, July 10th 2020

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