Use of the colon

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Would you kindly confirm that the use of a colon is correct in the following instance:

 

The tools employed to access social media are: laptops, smart phones, tablets and connection devices.

 

Thank you,

Geoffrey

asked Mar 08 '12 at 15:13 geoffrey terry New member

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Usually, a colon is reserved for a list that has been specifically introduced with a number.  For example: The four tools employed to access social media are: laptops, smart phones, tablets and connection devices.

 

However, it is acceptable to use it as you have since you've introduced the list.

link comment answered Mar 08 '12 at 16:05 Erik Czerwin Contributor

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