Kamis, 13 Maret 2008

22. Appendix

Punctuation related to style and sentence structure
Colon (:): Anticipates what follows (formal usage)
1. The second clause explains the first. There is no only one way for the country to avert financial catastrophe: the government must declare a period of great austerity.

2. Before a list (especially if anticipated by the following). Our office would like to requisition the following: 3 dozen stenography notebooks, 5 dozen pencil, 2 reams of typing paper.

3. Before an appositive (for greater emphasis). She has always cared about only one person: herself.

4. Before a formal or long quotation. We quote from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Fourscore and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all man are created equal.

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