Use of Colon and Comma

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Which is proper expression?  Or should both be corrected?

 

Although the risk might be low, we are still concerned that: another action deprives the defendant of his opportunity to argue the issue, whereby he might argue another severe issue to avoid a judge from giving a decision.

 

Although the risk might be low, we are still concerned that another action deprives the defendant of his opportunity to argue the issue whereby he might argue another severe issue to avoid a judge from giving a decision.

asked Dec 02 '12 at 02:24 Yukio Nakamura New member

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Colons are used to introduce lists and block quotations. Your examples contain neither, so a colon is not appropriate.

 

The comma between issue and whereby is likewise unneeded. Please consider, however, that regardless of punctuation your sentence is awkward, and your meaning is muddled. I would suggest rewriting your sentence as two sentences. When the meaning is clear (I really can't quite understand what you are trying to say), you may wish to rejoin the two into one.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Dec 02 '12 at 03:24 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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