A Video Game-Themed Animated Tutorial on How to Use a Semicolon

Science writer Emma Bryce explains how to use a semicolon in a new TED-Ed lesson animated in the style of a video game by Karrot Entertainment.

It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. It looks like a comma crossed with a period. Maybe that’s why we toss these punctuation marks around like grammatical confetti; we’re confused about how to use them properly.