September Grammar Post by Elijah Griffis
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Do you guys ever wonder why we need phrases and clauses?
random, but yes. They're what holds a sentence together, without them English would just be a bunch of rndom letters.
ok then smart guy, what's the point of colons and semicolons?
well semicolons are used to connect two independent clauses that are related.
and colons list things after a complete sentence, easy as that.
well, that's because a dependent clause isn't a complete sentence and needs to be connected to a dependent clause to become one.
one thing I don't understand is why dependent clauses are called 'dependent' on independent clauses.
I wanna know what the role of a subordinating conjunction is to be honest.
well they're supposed to create a good flow in the story, while also combining two ideas in a sentence, and also figuring which of those two ideas are more important.
also to put more emphasis on colons, here's an example. 'grocery list: milk, eggs, baking soda.'
here's one for semicolons. ' I won an award today; it was for being the kindest student.'
I'm glad I learned something new, I'd be lost without it in English class. Well then friends, I guess it's time we all head home. Today was fun, glad it happened. Without you guys, I'm not sure I'd understand this stuff. Catch ya on the flip side guys, gotta get some grub.
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