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"Many topics have aroused my interest and courted my devotion, but only one spoke to the core of who I am, Political Science."

Is this punctuation correct?

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Many topics have aroused my interest and courted my devotion, but only one spoke to the core of who I am, Political Science.
asked Nov 30 '11 at 19:13 Bryon New member

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I don't know what others think, but I'd use a colon or a dash:

...who I am: Political Science

...who I am - Political Science.

 

Chiew

link comment answered Dec 01 '11 at 01:01 A Clil To Climb Contributor
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I agree, you neet a colon or a hyphen there.  However, you have described political science as a "topic."  As such, it is not a proper noun & shouldn't be capitalized.  If you are talking about choosing a major for college, then you can keep the capitalization, but perhaps be more clear that it is the name of the major.  Also, since you used have aroused, I would use has spoken.

 

Many topics have aroused my interest and courted my devotion, but only one major has spoken to the core of who I am: Political Science.

link comment answered Dec 01 '11 at 02:56 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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