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