English needs phrases and clauses, because they give the sentence details and meaning. If there wasn't any phrases and clauses, a sentence would be a fragment and not interesting
Why does the English language need semicolons and colons?
Semicolons separates two independent sentences, and a colon introduces a new sentence that is related to the topic. If the English language did not have these, sentences would be run-on sentences. They would go on forever.
Kayla, do you need to say something to me; I do not have all day to sit around and play.
Dependent clauses, depend on Independent clauses to make them a complete sentence. The English language needs to have them, because they are complete sentences or complete thoughts.
Explain how dependent clauses are 'dependent' on independent clauses?
What is the role of an subordinating conjunction?
Subordinating conjunctions illustrates the importance of an independent clause; it also provides a transition between two ideas in the same sentence.
I can not believe Jane got the same shoes as me; I am going to give he a piece of my mind.
We need to go; it is almost time to get to our other class.
What are some examples of semicolons and colons?
An example of a colon is, " What are some words that start with the letter A: Apple, Ant, Army. An example of a semicolon is, Derek loves chicken; Jimmy loves eggs.