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Typing Lesson 15: ; & : Keys

This typing lesson will teach you the ; and : keys. The semi-colon (;) is between two related clauses (that could be full sentences) in place of a conjuction (like 'and'); the colon(:) usually begins a list or explanation. If you already know the keyboard, try our our alphabet drills or typing scriptures practice for more relevant practice exercises.


  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The ';' key is under your right pinky finger.
  • The ':' key is under your right pinky finger, hold the shift key down when you hit it.
  • image of keyboard with colon and semicolon keys highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.
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