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Use Semi-Colons Correctly 2

In this worksheet, students practise using semi-colons to link sentences.

'Use Semi-Colons Correctly 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Punctuate Independent Clauses

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Worksheet Overview

Semi-colons can be used to join two separate sentences that are on the same theme.

for example:

It was spring. The trees were beginning to blossom.

These sentences are fine as they are, but because the meaning of the second sentence is closely linked to the meaning of the first one, we can join them with a semi-colon.

It was spring; the trees were beginning to blossom.

 

It is not correct to join two sentences like this with a comma. This is a very common mistake.

It was spring, the trees were beginning to blossom. (wrong)

 

Semi-colons are useful for balancing two pieces of information.

My dad comes from Scotland; my mum is from Wales.

Jade's birthday is in March; Kayden's is in May.

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