The use of a colon, comma or semicolon
Can I use a colon, comma or semicolon?
Admit it: You love me
No, I can't agree. The colon is definitely the best punctuation to use here.
"Admit it" is a mysterious clause because we don't know what "it" is. The second sentence, "You love me" explains the meaning of the first sentence. When the second clause explains the first one, a colon, not a semicolon or a period, should be used to connect the two. You can capitalize the first word of the second clause, or not, but it's a good idea to be consistent. (in Canada and the UK, it tends NOT to be capitalized: "Admit it: you love me.")
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