What are the correct ways to use the punctuation mark called the colon?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
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.
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