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Colon

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM

A colon points forward to what follows.  It is commonly used before a list. It is also appropriately used to introduce a quotation.

Example

Please send me the following books:  James Cook’s Voyages, Gallipoli, and Alice in Wonderland.

The Macquarie Dictionary defines an “association” in the following terms:

  1. an organization of people with a common purpose.  2. the act of associating …

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