English grammar

Module 13, Punctuation: Miscellaneous, Lesson 5:

Colon - Introducing the Following

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Prompt:
The colon (:) functions to introduce whatever follows an independent clause: lists, examples, statements, or quotations. Example: "The following people stood before the judge: the defendant, the defense counsel, and the prosecutor." The colon may be used after such introductory words as note, remember, hint, and caution or after an introductory list: "Remember: fasten your seat belt when driving." or "History, science, math, and art: she teaches them all."

Practice What You've Learned

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Directions:
A colon has been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a colon by clicking between the words where you desire a colon to be.
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The: following: is: a: list: of: the: successful: candidates: Alice: Smith,: Maria: Garcia,: and: Lynn: Ikemori.
2.
Remember: the: election: will: be: held: during: third: period: on: June: 5th.
3.
He: seemed: to: have: only: one: vice: eating.
4.
I: am: fond: of: these: poetic: words: "For: all: sad: words: of: tongue: or: pen,: the: saddest: are: these: It: might: have: been."
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Her: patience: was: running: out: a: change: must: be: made.
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The: United: Nations: meeting: was: attended: by: three: nations: Mexico,: Portugal,: and: Brazil.
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Caution: pavement: is: slippery: when: wet.
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Micro: biology,: physics,: chemistry,: and: astronomy: he: is: an: expert: in: all.
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Note: there: will: be: no: school: on: January: 2.
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Students: who: are: running: for: school: offices: must: complete: the: following: submit: a: completed: intent: form,: register: for: the: leadership: class,: and: submit: a: transcript: of: grades.
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The: following: states: have: been: selected: for: reports: Maine,: California,: Nevada,: and: Oregon.
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Washington,: Utah,: Vermont,: Wyoming,: Montana: we: have: visited: them: all.
13.
The: opening: phrase: in: Caeser's: Gallic: Wars: reads: as: follows: "Gallia: est: omnis: divisa: in: partes: tres...."
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The: Board: of: Directors: gave: only: one: reason: for: all: the: austerity: announcements: the: company: is: out: of: money.
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The: bottom-line: question: is: this: will: the: company: survive?
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That: sentence: was: poorly: constructed: it: lacked: both: unity: and: coherence.
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The: Preamble: to: the: Constitution: reads: as: follows: "We: the: people: of: the: United: States,: in: order: to: form: a: more: perfect: union,: establish: justice,: insure: domestic: tranquility,: provide: for: the: common: defense,: promote: the: general: welfare...."
18.
Remember: only: you: can: prevent: forest: fires.
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The: date: and: time: of: the: party: will: be: as: follows: Saturday,: July: 4,: 2006,: from: 14:00: to: 16:00: hours.
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The: contents: of: the: woman's: closet: included: the: following: shoes,: belts,: dresses,: hats,: and: blouses.
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