UWF WRITING LAB RULES OF THUMB FOR SEMICOLON AND COLON USE. from Real Good Grammar, Too by Mamie Webb Hixon. Does the sentence below require either a semicolon or a colon – or both?.
Real Good Grammar, Too
by Mamie Webb Hixon
Created by April Turner Revised by Mamie Webb Hixon June 17, 2010
You should not make such statements;although
they are correct.
I enjoy sports; particularly tennis, soccer, and
The military expects one thing from its rank and file;
Use a colon with a list even if the list comes first. (Sometimes, reversing the order of the introductory statement and the list creates a rhetorically effective sentence.)