How to use semicolons

Not as final as a full stop but stronger than a comma; a semicolon can either join or separate. Learn how to use semicolons with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to structure and punctuate direct speech in fiction

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.

How to punctuate quotations in an essay

Using examples from a source text correctly in your essay is important for supporting your points. Learn how to punctuate quotations in an essay with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to use semicolons in a list

Find out how to separate items in a list using semicolons with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to check your apostrophes are correct

Find out how to use apostrophes.

What is a comma?

Discover what a comma is in this handy step-by-step guide from KS3 English.

How to proofread

Find out how to check your writing for mistakes in this Bitesize KS3 English video.