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Semicolons

If you think a semicolon helps you digest food, it’s time for you to watch this BrainPOP UK movie! In it, Tim and Moby introduce you to a strange-looking but very important punctuation mark that can improve your writing. In this educational, animated movie learn exactly what a semicolon is and how it is different to its grammatical cousin, the colon. Discover how semicolons can be used instead of words like “and”, “but” and “or” to join two separate but related sentences. And explore some other situations in which a semicolon is a writer’s best friend, from compound sentences with long main clauses to lists of items with internal commas. Once you’re done, there won’t be anything “semi” about your semicolon knowledge!

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Semicolons