SEPTEMBER GRAMMAR POST

SEPTEMBER GRAMMAR POST
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  • Why the English language NEEDS phrases and clauses
  • why are phrases and clauses needed ?
  • A: The English language needs phrases and clauses! this is because phrases provide detail to our sentences. While clauses are complete thoughts. They're important because during writing you could be writing fragments instead of sentences 
  • Why the English language NEEDS semicolons and colons
  • why are semicolons and colons important?
  • semicolons are important because they help you say what you want to say in one sentence grammatically correct. Colons are important because they help simplify what you want to list like groceries etc.
  • HOW DEPENDENT SENTENCES ARE DEPENDENT IN INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
  • how are dependent sentences dependent?
  • Dependent clause NEEDS an independent sentence because dependent cant stand on its own and needs an independent sentence for it to be a complete sentence
  • SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS
  • subordinating conjunctions and what theyre used for?
  • subordinating conjunctionsintroduce a subordinate clause. For example although, because. They are used when introducing an independent clause
  • 5 examples
  • 1) Because she had lost her job, the woman had no money. 2) The leaves fall, when its autumn. 3) Travel, to see the beauty of the world. 4) Plants need the sun, because of photosynthesis 5) Where there is wind, there is water
  • How to use semicolons and colons
  • how are semicolons and colons used?
  • Semicolons are used to continue 2 independent clauses. An example would be... He went to the gym for 3 hours; he was very tired. Meanwhile colons are used to make lists. Like... GROCERIES: MILK EGGS BREAD HAM
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