Not as final as a full stop but stronger than a comma; learn how a semicolon can either join or separate words.
Dialogue makes a story engaging, if you make it clear who's speaking. Learn how to structure and punctuate direct speech in fiction with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.
Learn how to punctuate quotations in an essay using examples from a source text. Using quotations correctly in your essay is important for supporting your points.
Find out how to separate items in a list using semicolons with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.
Find out how to use apostrophes to show possession and for when letters are omitted from words.
Discover what a comma is in this handy step-by-step guide from KS3 English.
Learn proofreading techniques to check your writing for mistakes and improve your writing.