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  1. Anonymous
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    what is the difference between semicolon and colon?

    hi. i teach students part time.
    one student came to me and ask
    " what's the difference between semicolon and colon?
    ashamed, i didn't kown that well.
    so i got back home and searched, but there weren't proper explanation.

    please answer me .
    and i also want to know the usage of dash(-)

    i'm sorry for not having proper examples.


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    #2
    semi-colon ;
    colon :

    Eg.
    You should not put your hand into the deep fryer; you might spoil the oil.
    There are two kinds of kids: those who whine and cry all day long, and those who only do so 20 hours a day.

    FRC


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    #3
    Seems like you don't welcome kids. :P
    I found kids so interesting when they are happy.

    They have mobile face.
    :D 8) 8)


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    #4
    Yes I do; I'm tired of taking the garbage out.

    FRC

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