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When in grammar am I supposed to use a colon and when am I supposed to use a Semicolon?

What are the different uses for each punctuation mark, and how am I supposed to know which to use when?

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Use commas before coordinating conjunctions, such as 'and' and 'but'.
Coordinating conjunctions join two words, clauses, or sentences that are equally important and can exist independently. (I wanted to buy a book, but I forgot)
Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to main clauses. Dependent clauses give details, such as reason, about the main.(Because I was sick, I did not show up at school vs. I did not show up at school because I was sick).
Semicolon :
I ran out of gas, so I went to fuel my car vs. I ran out of gas; I went to fuel my car.
Use commas after 'if clauses'.
These were the most important I could recall.

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This isn't an answer. I just need this to pop up in my Q&A because this is the only thing with grammar that I've never been able to get.

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Use them as part of speech such as, (comma one second pause) then we go onto stressing a work like "those" horrible people.(stop ends a sentence but not a paragraph).
Next we go onto another pause of 2 seconds with a semi colon; then as we finish this message and paragraph we end it with a double colon;
The grammar markings are very handy especially if you have a speech in front people , they give you timings and when to stress certain important parts of the speech, and also for proper grgrammarnd correct layout for writing.

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