Grammar for writing: the colon

In this lesson, we will refine our work by considering how we could use colons to emphasise key ideas, expand on our points and add clarity to our writing.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a main clause?

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Q2.What is a subordinate clause?

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Q3.Which of the statements below is true?

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Q4.Does the following sentence use semicolons correctly? "Summer is my favourite time of year; The weather is (mostly) glorious!"

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Q5.Does the following sentence use semicolons correctly? "Hard work has many benefits; one of which is success."

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Q6.Does the following sentence use semicolons correctly? "Tears of joy ran down her face; she was free."

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Q7.True or false? A semicolon joins two main clauses; they have to be linked or related to each other.

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Q8.True or false? You do not need a capital letter after a semicolon unless the first word is a proper noun (the name of a person or place).

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Q9.True or false? You should use a semicolon to separate a subordinate clause from a main clause.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a main clause?

1/9

Q2.What is a subordinate clause?

2/9

Q3.Which of the statements below is true?

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Q4.Does the following sentence use semicolons correctly? "Summer is my favourite time of year; The weather is (mostly) glorious!"

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Q5.Does the following sentence use semicolons correctly? "Hard work has many benefits; one of which is success."

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Q6.Does the following sentence use semicolons correctly? "Tears of joy ran down her face; she was free."

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Q7.True or false? A semicolon joins two main clauses; they have to be linked or related to each other.

7/9

Q8.True or false? You do not need a capital letter after a semicolon unless the first word is a proper noun (the name of a person or place).

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Q9.True or false? You should use a semicolon to separate a subordinate clause from a main clause.

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Grammar for writing: the colon (Quiz)

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.Which of these punctuation marks is a colon?

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Q2.What is the correct definition of a main clause?

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Q3.The four key uses of a colon are:

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Q4.Which statement is true?

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Q5.Which statements are true?

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Grammar for writing: the colon (Quiz)

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.Which of these punctuation marks is a colon?

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Q2.What is the correct definition of a main clause?

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Q3.The four key uses of a colon are:

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Q4.Which statement is true?

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Q5.Which statements are true?

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Lesson summary: Grammar for writing: the colon

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