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Grammar: Colons

Definition of a colon.
  • A colon looks like this:


  • A colon is used to:
  • introduce lists
  • connect a broad idea with a specific example
  • two related sentences can be separated by a colon instead of a period
Colon Examples
  • He visited three cities during his stay in the Maritimes: Halifax, Saint John, and Moncton.
  • Their lobbying efforts were ultimately useless: the bill was soundly defeated.
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From YOUR Teacher: Colons

Colons are used to introduce a list of items and to show a specific example for a broad or general idea.
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