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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.
I replace a conjunction or full stop to connect two closely-related ideas.
Who am I?

I introduce lists.
Who am I?

I isolate words to create emphasis.
Who am I?

I separate items in a list.
Who am I?

I introduce quotes.
Who am I?

Fill in the blank with the correct punctuation mark.
My mother is very artistic__ I am not at all.

Fill in the blank with the correct punctuation mark.
Lana has all the qualities of a good employee__ talent, good work ethic, punctual, and friendly.

Fill in the blanks with the correct punctuation marks.
Here is what you will need to build your bird feeder: some wood, like pine__ a metal pole, preferably stainless steel__ some wood glue -- I have the Builders brand__ and some bird food, the kind without peanuts to deter the squirrels.

Fill in the blank with the correct punctuation mark.
There was only one hero who could save them__ Superman.

Fill in the blank with the correct punctuation mark.
In the words of Socrates__ "I only know that I know nothing."


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55 Comments on “Writing & Punctuation: How to use COLONS & SEMICOLONS”


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Very good explanation! Thank you Sir Benjamin!

Saturday, March 24th 2018

Yay i got high mark.
Thank you Mr.Benjamin

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Wohoo ☺ I got full! Benjamin, In a question; after “some wood glue” – what mark is put there? Was that a hyphen or a dash/space?
After watching this lesson ,now : It seems to me “semicolon works as a sub comma” 😋
And the quote was amazing!

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Is semicolon and comma different? Can we use comma instead of semicolon in these cases? Thank you!

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Very useful lesson. Thanks a lot Benjamin.

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Thank you so much Benjamin

Sunday, March 25th 2018

10/10, thanks a lot

Sunday, March 25th 2018

You naild it!

Sunday, March 25th 2018

interesting rule.

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Excellent lesson by an excellent teacher.
Thank you very much.

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Thank u! Very useful vid :)

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Thank u!

Sunday, March 25th 2018

Thank you.You`re an excellent teacher

Monday, March 26th 2018

Your English is very good. I like it

Monday, March 26th 2018

Great lesson Benjamin!Thanks ;)

Monday, March 26th 2018

Thanks Benjamin

Why did you put a semicolon in the second line after your vocab?
I think it is not correct because after that there is “and”.

Monday, March 26th 2018

    I agree with you

    Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Well done :)

Monday, March 26th 2018

Thanks very much Benjamin.

Monday, March 26th 2018

Tks Benjamin!

Monday, March 26th 2018

Thanks a lot!

Monday, March 26th 2018

Excelente Teacher, thank you

Monday, March 26th 2018

This is not what we used to, however, he knows his shit. #respect.

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thanks…

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thank you for the lesson; it is educative.

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

good teacher; you make difficult things easy, clear
all the best for you

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

The message was perfectly received, Teacher

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

In the quiz, “I have the Builders brand(((_;_ and))) some bird food, the kind without peanuts to deter the squirrels.”

is it possible we use semicolon together with ‘and’ ?

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

I need to talk to native speakers,because I need to improve my English skills,so if you can help me this is my whatsapp number 829_586_1745.

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

very good easy to catch;interesting; simple and very effective.

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

I’ve got: 9/10.
Many thanks, Benjamin; for your great lesson!

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thank benjamin.lm new here but think l that l going to learn a lor

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thanks

Wednesday, March 28th 2018

Thank you.

Wednesday, March 28th 2018

Excellent and very useful sesion. Thanks from Mr.Benjamin.

Thursday, March 29th 2018

Thanks you it a.great lesson.

Thursday, March 29th 2018

This is very useful lesson to beginner to understand between colon and semi colon.

Saturday, March 31st 2018

9/10
Thank you benjamin but i needed to learn more about it

Monday, April 2nd 2018

Thank you very much

Friday, April 6th 2018

Very good!!! =]

Friday, April 6th 2018

I get 100 ; I’m clever .

Tuesday, April 17th 2018

I’ve never known that this “:” is called “colon”. So thank you, it was very useful lesson.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

great

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Thank you for your informative video…

Sunday, April 29th 2018

I got six :). Thank you for the video.

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

Thanks Benjamin; a good and useful lesson.

Thursday, May 3rd 2018

Thanks

Thursday, May 10th 2018

Oh god, I got 10 out of 10
your great man; Thank you man, your teaching is very great.

Friday, May 11th 2018

Awesome! I got 100%…………:)
Thanks! Benjamin, for the amazing lesson.
Keep up the good work!

Saturday, May 12th 2018

10/10 tada :D!

Tuesday, May 29th 2018

Your lessons are interesting Mr.Benjamin! Thanks.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018

8/10 thank you veeeeeeeeeeeeeery much

Friday, July 13th 2018

Thanks Benjamin; i got 9 right in the quiz: Ninty Percent correct.

Thursday, August 9th 2018

Great lesson …..

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

Thanks. I am now focusing on writing, and it is not that simple.

Cheers.

Thursday, August 23rd 2018
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