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Colons

Colons are used for a variety of introductory purposes.

  • At the introduction of a business letter: “Dear Mr. Brown:”

  • To introduce a list at the end of an independent clause: “She did not understand several of the parts of speech: adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions.”

  • To introduce a quotation that is longer than one sentence: “The management professor indicated his knowledge on the topic: “Difficulties arise within a team when the leader mandates compliance. I remember when a corporation with which I was associated reorganized. Under this reorganization, four separate units would be linked. Management’s failure to interact with the other people in the organization left many feeling frustrated and resentful. Few people were committed to making the reorganization work.”

  • When introducing an explanation within a sentence: “You wanted to know the problem behind re-organization: people do not support the cause.”


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