Colons are used to make lists,
Don’t forget: clean the kitchen, do the shopping, and bathe the dog.
Here’s the grocery list: eggs, milk, juice, bread, and fruit.
To do: English essay, math homework, and write that thank-you note to Grandma.
People often abuse punctuation; for examples: commas, apostrophes and hyphens.
or to separate one idea from the one which follows.
I know what to do with that cake: eat it.
A colon is used to separate the hour from the minutes: 8:15.
I’m soaking wet: I forgot my umbrella.
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