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Colon use

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.
<br>Whatever comes BEFORE the colon must make sense as a complete thought that could stand alone.
<br>The words AFTER the colon usually contain important information to be emphasized.
<br>The recipe ...

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Colon usage is exemplified.