When to Use Colons?
There are many ways to list a few things in any language, the most common of using a colon. The colon helps you separate two independent statements with the second one illustrating the first one. Now, keep in mind that the colon works in the same way as a semicolon in such conditions. However, the difference is that you don’t capitalize the first word after the semicolon; like you do in the colon.
There are several other non-grammatical uses of colons as well. Such as you can separate hours from minutes, with no space before or after the colon. It’s also used to express the ratio between two numbers.
Rewrite each sentence, using a colon if appropriate.
Correct each sentence by adding a colon where needed.
Add a colon to each sentence where needed. Write the
number of the rule that applies on the line.
Combine each set of sentences into a single sentence using a colon.
1. Introduce a list after an independent clause;
2. Introduce a quotation that's not part of an independent clause;
Write 5 original sentences using colons. Follow the
Write an original sentence that demonstrates each rule.
Read each sentence below. Does it use the correct punctuation?
Write correct or incorrect on the line.
Complete each sentence by adding a colon or a semi-colon where needed.
Combine each pair of sentences using a colon.
People often use a colon to introduce a quotation
when the quotation is not part of an independent
Put a check mark next to each situation in
which it would be correct to use a colon.
Combine each pair of sentences into a single sentence.
Write an original sentence that incorporates each list
Write a paragraph about something that
happened to you recently.