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?.
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UWF WRITING LAB RULES OF THUMB FOR SEMICOLON AND COLON USE
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.)