what is the difference between semicolon and colon?

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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.
 

Francois

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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
 

blacknomi

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

They have mobile face.
:D :shock: 8) :cry: :lol: 8)
 
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