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The main guy walks around town and people ask him all about different things in the English language.

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  • Why does the English language need phrases AND clauses?
  • Because clauses are the structure of our sentences, and phrases make it interesting.
  • Excuse me. Why do we need colons and semicolons?
  • Well, semicolons make writing easier; thy take the place of either a period or a comma/conjunction. Colons are used right before a list of things to prevent confusion.
  • Interesting! Thank you!
  • Wanna hear something about clauses?
  • Dependent clauses can't stand alone (hence the name). They need an independent clause in order to make sense. This is because all of them begin with subordinating conjunctions.
  • Sure!
  • A subordinating conjunction starts a dependent clause. That's how you can tell the difference between I.C. and D.C. easier.
  • What's a subordinating conjunction?
  • Although I am very tired, I would still like to teach people about grammar. Grammar is a good thing to teach because then people will understand the English language better.
  • Even if people do not get it at first, I am still planting the idea in their minds, and that will help them recognize it in the future.
  • I really hope I run into more people today, wherever they are.
  • Even though it's Sunday, I'm sure people would still want to learn.
  • Yes. We'll be fine. So semicolons are used to take the place of a comma and conjunction, or a period. It separates 2 independent clauses. Colons are used after an Independent clause right before a list, example, or quotatation.
  • For example. "The role of a colon is simple: to introduce." And an example of a semicolon is, "He was going bald; his hair was falling out."
  • We're really high up. Are you sure this is the time for learning about grammar?
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