Colon vs. Semi-Colon Usage
"Tea forces me to take a deep breath and slow down. Literally, have you ever moved too fast with a mug of hot water in your hands?" Should I put a colon, semi-colon, or ... in between these two sentences? Or leave it as is?
I agree with both Lewis and Patty, but to answer your question about colon and semicolon use:
Colons (:) are used to introduce lists and block quotations. A colon is never used to join to sentences (independent clauses). One use of a semicolon (;) is to join two independent clauses.
I hope this helps.
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