Understanding Colons Grammar Video Lesson

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Colons Definition

A colon is a punctuation mark that follows an independent clause and introduces a list of items.

Examples of Colons

Some examples of colons would be the following:

  • Justine had forgotten the most important step in baking the cake: preheating the oven.
  • Make sure you are turning in all the parts of your project: your essay, your bibliography, and any rough drafts you wrote.
  • The soups of the day are as follows: broccoli cheddar, chicken noodle, and tomato bisque.
  • Georgia has traveled to several countries: Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Japan.
  • The following students will be team captains in our review game: Quentin, Jacqueline, Gustavo, and Daphne.

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