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.