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    Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    Is there any differences between the following? If not, why does the writer use the fist one, and is "it" dummy it?

    Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    Everything has two sides. A positive one and a negative one.
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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    You're focusing on the wrong aspect here. Your punctuation is off. Try again.

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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    How about the following?

    Everything has two sides to it, a positive one and a negative one.


    Everything has two sides: a positive one and a negative one.

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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    Maybe teechar thinks you should use a dash, thus:

    Everything has two sides -- a positive one and a negative one.

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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    Yes, an em dash "—".

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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Everything has two sides -- a positive one and a negative one.
    A colon or semicolon would work, too.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    A semicolon doesn't work for me; a positive one and a negative one ​isn't an independent clause.

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    Re: Everything has two sides to it. A positive one and a negative one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A semicolon doesn't work for me; a positive one and a negative one ​isn't an independent clause.
    I missed that. I agree.
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