How to Use a Colon
Which of the following is a colon?
Hi, I'm Heather Kamins for About.com, and I'm here to talk to you about how to use a colon.A colon will generally call attention to the words that follow it. You can use it at the end of a complete sentence for a couple of reasons.A colon can introduce a list or it can introduce a quotation, such as:You can also use a colon to introduce a second sentence that explains or summarizes the first.There are a couple of other times where you can use a colon as well, such as after a salutation in a formal letter. Colons are also used in times and ratios.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.