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Use colons(:)between independent clauses
Use a colon between two independent clauses when the second clause explains or illustrates the first clause and there is no coordinating conjunction or transitional expression linking the two clauses.
I have two goals this year: lose 50 pounds and remodel my kitchen.
Use colons(:)before lists and enumerations
Place a colon before such expressions as "for example, namely", and "that is" when they introduce words and phrases.
Visa provides identity-theft insurance: for example, if someone steals your card, you are protected from the charges incurred by that individual.
Use colons(:)before lists and enumerations
When a clause contains an anticipatory expression (such as "the following, as follows, thus, and these")and directs attention to a series of explanatory words, phrases, or clauses, use the colon between the clause and the series.
The following items will be deleted from our website menu: Events, News, and Contacts.
Use colons(:)in expressions of time or proportions
When hours and minutes are expressed in figures, separate them with a colon
6:35 p.m.
Use colons(:)in expressions of time or proportions
Use a colon to represent the word "to" in ratio expressions
epinephrine 1:250,000
2:1
Use colons(:)in reference to books and publications
Use a colon to separate the title and the subtitle of a book or article
Meg Cox wrote The Heart of the Family: Searching America for New Traditions that Fulfill Us.
Use colons(:)in reference to books and publications
Use a colon to separate volume number and page number in footnotes and references.
8:763-766