When I was a freshman at Central Connecticut State University I had a professor say to me, “you throw around punctuation like it’s confetti.” There are days when that statement is still true. One of those pieces of
confetti punctuation that troubled me then and troubles me now is the semicolon. I know that I am not the only person who has been tripped up by the semicolon. A new TED-Ed lesson, How to Use a Semicolon, was made for people just like me. The video is embedded below. The full lesson with application questions is available here.