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

sania-baharat

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

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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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Maybe teechar thinks you should use a dash, thus:

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

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Yes, an em dash "—".
 

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

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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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