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Clowne Junior School

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Today we are going to learn how to use a semi-colon (;) to join two related main clauses together.

Here is an example from the model text, Meeting the Goddess:

 

The mist completely vanished; a tall, imposing woman stood there gazing directly at him.

 

TASK 1:  Go through the PowerPoint called,  Using semi-colons.

 

TASK 2: Open up the link below called Greek gods (there are descriptions of numerous gods and goddesses).

Using this information see if you can write down at least 6 sentences about any of the gods/goddesses but making sure each sentence contains a semi-colon. Highlight your semi-colon and remember there SHOULDN’T be any conjunctions (FANBOYS) in the middle separating the two clauses. I have examples below of what to do and what not to do.

 

E.g. Zeus is a very powerful god; he is the king of all the gods. ü

       Zeus is a very powerful god; and he is the king of all the gods. x

      

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

An alternative version of the semi-colons powerpoint for those struggling to access it.

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