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Sam the Semi-colon

The main job of a semi-colon is to join two main clauses.

Semi-colon Quiz

Test your knowledge of semi-colons in this fun and interactive quiz.
1. What is a semi-colon?
A punctuation mark
A shape
A type of soft drink

2. What does a semi-colon look like?

3. What is the job of a semi-colon?
To go before speech marks
To separate two main clauses
To transport heavy goods

4. In which of the following examples should the comma be replaced with a semi-colon?
Claire enjoys salmon, but not squid.
Because his eye was on the ball, John scored a terrific goal.
I've eaten all I can, I really couldn't eat any more.

5. Look at the following sentence: Daniel is short for his age he only takes a size four shoe. After which word should the semi-colon go?

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