Grammar 9


Practice with Semicolons: Contrast

Sentences with semicolons are useful for showing contrast, as in the following examples:

  • I like coffee; my wife likes tea.
  • John went to New York; Linda went to Paris.
  • Hawaii is hot; Canada is cold.
  • My room is tidy; my sister's room is a mess.
  • Rabbits are fast; turtles are slow.

In this lesson, you're going to practice writing such sentences on your own.

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio.
    • Level 9
      • Practice with Semicolons: Contrast
  2. Write five sentences, using this pattern. (Two contrasting clauses, separated by a semicolon).

  3. When you are finished, return to this page and take the quiz.

Instructions for Quiz

Answer the questions.