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.
- 0. Preface
- 1. Introduction to Part of Speech
- 2. Nouns
- 3. Pronouns
- 4. Verb
- 5. Auxiliaries
- 6. Adjective
- 7. Articles
- 8. Adverb
- 9. Preposition and Prepositional Phrases
- 10. Conjunctions and Compunding
- 11. Sentences and Clauses
- 12. Introduction to Complex Structure
- 13. Advebial Clauses
- 14. Adjective Clauses
- 15. Noun Clauses
- 16. Participial Phrases
- 17. Gerund Phrases
- 18. Infinitive Phrases
- 19. Absolute Contructions
- 20. Abstrac Noun Phrases
- 21. Appositive Noun and Adjective Phrases
- 22. Appendix
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