Your Writing: Use Colons!
I rarely see colons in my students'
work. Since it is a very handy mark and one that shows a higher
level understanding of punctuation, I advise you to learn to use
useful marks. One thing you can do with a colon: emphasize
something! We also need it when we make a list. Here are three good
punctuation marks we
can use to improve our writing: the colon, the semicolon and the dash.
use such marks sparingly. Too many colons are like too much
salt. Not very tasty! For more information see
The Guide to Grammar and Writing: The Colon
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