How to use semicolons

Not as final as a full stop but stronger than a comma; learn how a semicolon can either join or separate words.

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

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.

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 to show possession and for when letters are omitted from words.

What is a comma?

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

How to proofread

Learn proofreading techniques to check your writing for mistakes and improve your writing.