Questions tagged with colon

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Colons, Semi-Colons and Wind-sock puppets.
Hi there, I've always had an issue differentiating between colon/semi-colon use, and I've decided to knock it on the head. ...
colon colons semi-colon Semicolon punctuation +1 vote, asked Aug 18 by Silentius
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About semicolon
I am writing my internship report. Can I use semicolon to describe my job like: " The tasks I was ...
colon Semicolon 0 votes, asked Jun 02 by 遠藤真衣
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Why is semicolon instead of colon used in the given sentence?
He nearly answered ; "You can go to blazes for all I care."
Semicolon colon 0 votes, asked May 31 by Blue Pearl
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Items In a paragraph
I'm helping my boss edit a manual. When listing items in a paragraph, I'm not sure if it's overkill/redundant - ...
colon semi-colon parenthesis +1 vote, asked May 23 by Sandy Robinson
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Colon after a list, before the summarising clause.
'Bossy, easygoing, tiger: what sort of a parent should you try to be?' Is this correctly punctuated
retrospective colon 0 votes, asked May 17 by
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Proper use of colon or em dash
Which character is gramatically correct when introducing a list afterwards? I'm writing something to this effect in a technical tutorial. ...
colon em dash list technical 0 votes, asked May 11 by Chris Schuck
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Does this sentence make sense with the colon?
After a few weeks of deliberation, I have taken it upon myself to raise the following question to Ian: “Does ...
Sentence sentence-correction colon colons +1 vote, asked Jan 28 by Jake McCullough
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Punctuation: colon, semi-colon, dash, or other?
Hello, What is the best way to punctuate the following sentence: The list need only show the surnames: no other ...
punctuation colon semi-colon Semicolon dash +1 vote, asked Jan 15 by Ian Howlett
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Use of semi-colon or colon in a given sentence.
Let's assume that a teacher is marking a student's script, and giving feedback, and that the student got all the ...
colon versus full-stop 0 votes, asked Jan 11 by geckoman
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Colon use
Is the colon used properly in this sentence? While my bobbleheads may now sit in a box in the attic, ...
colon +1 vote, asked Oct 20 '15 by Jenny
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Is this the correct usage of a colon?
Is this correct? The one word that infuriates, terrifies, and confuses humans even today: change.
grammar grammarcorrection colon Usage 0 votes, asked Oct 05 '15 by Austin
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colon and capitalization
Would this sentence take a colon, and, if so, should the first word following it, be capitalized. "This begs the ...
colon 0 votes, asked May 03 '15 by Kirsten Love
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What is colon in English?
colon 0 votes, asked Apr 23 '15 by Jheel
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Is this the correct usage of a colon?
Turning out to be exactly what I was expected to be: to me, this was failure. Thank you!
colon Usage grammar punctuation 0 votes, asked Jan 30 '15 by Amy Christie
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Comma usage
1. Should I use comma in cases like that? Especially I am worried about the first comma. And, did I ...
comma punctuation colon 0 votes, asked Oct 16 '14 by Jagermeister
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What is the correct punctuation in this sentence?
Putting on her warm coat; which she normally did regardless of the weather, she took one last glimpse about and ...
comma colon Semicolon dash 0 votes, asked Apr 03 '14 by lee leeeder
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Inclusion of a conjunction in a list started after a colon & Usage of semicolons vs commas for lists
Here is the sentence in question: "Les Misérables includes several themes pertaining to ethics, such as: the value of atonement ...
Semicolon comma conjunctions colon lists 0 votes, asked Jan 12 '14 by Philip Swanson
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Colon, Semi-Colon, or Other?
Nuclear weapons within Pakistan are reportedly stored disassembled with each part kept in a different location; effectively requiring more than ...
colon semi-colon 0 votes, asked Oct 21 '12 by Victoria Godfrey
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Comma, No Comma, or Colon?
Which is correct? The marquee read "Hardin Funeral." or The marquee read, "Hardin Funeral." or The marquee read: "Hardin Funeral."
comma colon +2 votes, asked Aug 22 '12 by Amy Howell
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