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#1 - A bunch of punctuation marks:  Semicolons vs. Colons

#1 - A bunch of punctuation marks: Semicolons vs. Colons

Author: Janice Davis

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the rules for using semicolons and discern when it is best to use a semicolon over other forms of punctuation.

Einstein was brilliant; he often talked to himself to learn more about new subjects.  In this tutorial, you will see Einstein as he talks to himself (and to you) as he works to explain the rules for using semicolons.  The most important thing you should take from this tutorial is understanding when to use a semicolon and when to use other types of punctuation in your sentences.  It makes a difference, you know!

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Semicolons vs. Colons

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Make sure you watch ALL THREE (3) videos today; they will give you an overview of both punctuation marks.  There are three (3) videos to watch:  Grammar Vids for Kids, Semicolons Grammar Style, and Colons.

Grammar Vids for Kids: How to Use Semicolons

Have you ever met Einstein? You're about to do so in this video! Try and keep up; he's a brilliant man.

Semicolons Grammar Style (Wait til you hear this one!)

Remember the song "Gangnam Style"? If you do, you'll love this video! ;)

Colons: How do you use them?

Watch carefully. This will give you the three basic colon rules.