colons - The Colon: a sentence gateway The colon comes at a...

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© Capital Community College The Colon: a sentence gateway The colon comes at a point in the sentence where the sentence could come to a complete stop. I’m going to tell you the names of my favorite breakfast foods. We could even put a period after the word “foods,” couldn’t we? In fact, we did.
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© Capital Community College The Colon: a sentence gateway We know, however, what’s going to come after this period. I’m going to tell you the names of my favorite breakfast foods. That’s right, a LIST of breakfast foods.
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© Capital Community College The Colon: a sentence gateway I’m going to tell you the names of my favorite breakfast foods : meuslix, cornflakes, oatmeal, grits and gravy, and yogurt on toast. And the proper punctuation mark to set off this list from what precedes it is a colon . The colon “announces” that a list is about to follow; it is the gateway to that list.
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© Capital Community College The Colon: a sentence gateway My favorite breakfast foods are meuslix, cornflakes, oatmeal, grits and
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