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Examples of Colon


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-04-30 10:56:55
1. Introduces words, phrases, or clauses that explain, amplify, or summarize what has gone before: Suddenly I realized where we were: Rome. “There are two cardinal sins from which all the others spring: impatience and laziness."—Franz Kafka

2. Introduces a long quotation: In his original draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote: “We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable…"

3. Introduces a list: We need the following items: pens, paper, pencils, blotters, and erasers.

4. Separates chapter and verse numbers in Biblical references: James 1:4.

5. Separates city from publisher in footnotes and bibliographies: Chicago: Riverside Press, 1983.

6. Separates hour and minute(s) in time designations: 9:30 a.m., a 9:30 meeting.

7. Follows the salutation in a business letter: Sir or Madam:

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