LJB_Colons - of a comma. To my amazement, I heard Mary say...

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Colons Where should they go? :
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Colons and Semi colons Like commas and full tops they mark the places where you would pause when speaking. : ;
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Each punctuation mark has a certain strength. The comma is the weakest mark, then comes the semi-colon. The colon is stronger than the semi-colon, but weaker than the full stop. , ; : .
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Colon A colon can sometimes be used to introduce lists. You need the following ingredients : eggs, butter, flour, sugar and milk.
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Colons Are used in plays. Tom : Don’t forget to lock the door. Lisa : I won’t. Tom : And close all the windows.
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Colons Can be used before direct speech, instead
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Unformatted text preview: of a comma. To my amazement, I heard Mary say : I am never coming back. Have a go! 1. I think I have remembered everything, string, nails, plywood, hammer and pliers. 2. Remember the saying A stitch in time saves nine. 3. All my tools were stolen a hammer, saw, screwdriver and wire cutters. 4. I enjoy all subjects French, Spanish, English and Maths. 5. Roald Dahl wrote many books James and the Giant Peach, Esio Trot and The Twits. 6. I shall never forget his advice If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all....
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LJB_Colons - of a comma. To my amazement, I heard Mary say...

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