Comma, semi-colon or dash maybe? . . .

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The technical aspects of writing – spelling, grammar and punctuation – are sometimes the first thing we notice when reading a piece of writing.

However, if you doubt yourself as to which punctuation mark is required, whether to use practice or practise, or even need refreshed on the difference between definite and indefinite articles, here’s link to put you in the right direction.

Education Scotland have added a ‘Knowledge of Language’ section to their website which can be used as a quick-reference guide for both English and Scots. I found the English section particuarly useful today when doing a mini-lesson on punctuation during writing:

Knowledge of Language – English – CLICK HERE!

The ‘Test Yourself’ could be shared with learners as an interactive consolidation activity.

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