Answered By: Writing Center
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015     Views: 2

1) Use colons to direct readers to examples, explanations, or significant words and phrases; 2) Use colons to direct readers to lists; 3) Use colons to direct readers to quotations or dialogue; 4) Use colons to join two complete sentences when the second sentence illustrates or explains the first; 5) Use colons to separate titles from subtitles; 6) Use colons in conventional situations.

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