September Grammar Post

September Grammar Post

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  • Why does the english language need phrases and clauses?
  • The English language needs phrases and clauses as it adds detail and description to sentences.
  • Colons are used to introduce a list or an example. Semicolons are used to make a complex sentence out of two independent clauses.
  • Why does the English language need colons and semicolons?
  • Dependent clauses are not complete sentences. That's why dependent clauses are dependent on independent clauses.
  • Why are dependent clauses "dependent" on independent clauses?
  • What is the role of a subordinating conjunction?
  • The role of a subordinating conjunction is to link a dependent and independent clause together.
  • While he was barking, I was running. The dog barked because I broke a window. Before I left, it asked me a question.
  • The dog kept barking, even after I left. While I ate, I thought about the dog.
  • Semicolons are used when linking two independent clauses together. For example, "The building got demolished by a bear; the bear was big and brown."
  • Colons are used when the second sentence adds to the first. For example, "I have one goal: to find her."
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