Explain why the English language needs phrases and clauses.
PHRASES AND CLAUSES
A dependent clause cannot stand alone. A dependent clause needs an independent clause to complete a sentence.
Explain why the English language needs semicolons and colons.
They look very similar but we need them both for the English language. Colons used to separate a complete sentence and words that clarify the sentence. Semicolons are used to form a bond between two statements.
Dependent clauses are 'dependent' on independent because they have to be attached to an independent clause; they are not complete sentences on their own.
Subordinating conjucntions essential parts of complex sentences with include at least two clauses, with one of the clauses being main (independent) and the other being subordinate (dependent).
Explain the role of subordinating conjunctions.
Wow, that's cool.
Well, did you ever have any horses?
My dad never really liked horses, so nope.
We had chickens, goats, and pigs; often cows.
My family owned a farm and they used to raise livestock.
You use a semicolon to combine two independent clauses. Ex: We had to many fumbles; we lost the game.
You use a colon when our listing things. Ex: I went to the grocery store and bought a lot of fruit: peaches, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and grapefruit.