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Colons:. After a salutation. Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter. Examples- Dear Judge Parker: Dear Governor Whitman:. Between Numerals Indicating Time. Use a colon between the hours, minutes, and seconds of a number indicating time. 8:30 p.m. 9:45 a.m 10:25:55.

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Colons:

After a salutation
• Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter.
• Examples-
• Dear Judge Parker:
• Dear Governor Whitman:
Between Numerals Indicating Time
• Use a colon between the hours, minutes, and seconds of a number indicating time.
• 8:30 p.m.
• 9:45 a.m
• 10:25:55
For Emphasis
• Use a colon to emphasize a word, a phrase, a clause or a sentence that explains or adds impact to the main clause.
• His guest lecturers are local chefs who learn a lesson themselves: Homeless people are worth employing.
To Introduce a Quotation
• Use a colon to formally introduce a quotation, a sentence, or a question.
• Directly a voice in the corner rang out wild and clear: “I’ve got him! I’ve got him!”
To Introduce a List
• Use a colon to introduce a list.
• I got all the proper equipment: scissors, a bucket of water to keep things clean, some cotton for the stuffing, and needle and thread to sew it up.
A Closer Look – Do not use a colon between a verb and its object or complement, or between a preposition and its object.
• INCORRECT: Max has: a snowmobile, an ATV, and a canoe.
• CORRECT: Max has plenty of toys: a snowmobile, and ATV, and a canoe.