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    What are the correct ways to use the punctuation mark called the colon?

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    The punctuation mark called the colon (:) should be used at the end of a group of words that could be used as a complete sentence.

    Whatever comes BEFORE the colon must make sense as a complete thought that could stand alone.

    The words AFTER the colon usually contain important information to be emphasized.

    Example:

    CORRECT
    The recipe ...

    Solution Summary

    Colon usage is exemplified. The expert determines how to use the colon correctly to demonstrate.

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