So that information and descriptions can be added into sentences. Also, They help express complete thoughts and ideas.
Hello kids, can anyone tell me why the English Language needs phrases and clauses?
Semicolons separate two related independent clauses. Colons are a punctuation you use to start lists after a complete sentence.
That's Right! What is the purpose of colons and semi-colons?
Because without a complete thought, a dependent clause makes no sense and would just be a fragment.
Alright! Why are dependent clauses "Dependent" on independent clauses?
Subordinating conjunctions connect two clauses together like "Although" or "Because" and they sometimes separate two clauses.
Wow! you guys are smart! You can go to lunch now!
Since we did so well on Ms. Baker's review, I think I'll do well on the Unit test next week.
Although I can help you out, I only have time to do so on Saturdays.
I'm probably not gonna do so well because I didn't know a lot of the answers she said.
Because I really need help, is it possible that you can tutor me?
Alright. I see you on Saturday unless something comes up on saturday.
During the tutoring session...
Oh alright. Colons are used to start lists. But make sure the phrase leading up to the colon is a complete sentence. For example, If someone said, "I have 3 favorite colors: Green, Blue, and Orange." Semicolons are used for
Hey, can tell me how colons and semicolons are used? That's the last thing I don't get