Unit 11.1

Colon

Contributors

Introduction

The colon is a punctuation mark composed by two dots in a vertical line. It is used in different situations.

Form

The symbol of colon is :

It is composed by two dots in a vertical line.

Example

  • in enumerations
    • The days of the week are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    • The four seasons of the year are: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.
  • to express the time
    • 11:35
    • 9:00

Use

We use the colon:

  • to announce that an enumeration will follow;
  • to express the time, writing the colon between the hours and the minutes.

Related

At A1 level you can take a look at these: The Slash, Question mark, Exclamation mark, Comma, Semicolon and Symbols.

At A2 level you can take a look at these: Dot, Question Mark, Exclamation mark, Comma, Colon and Semicolon.

At B1 level you can take a look at these: Dot, Question marks, Exclamation marks, Comma, Colon, Semicolon and Ellipsis.

At B2 level you can take a look at these: Dot, Question mark, Exclamation mark, Comma, Colon, Semicolon and Ellipsis.

More exercises

Exercises

External link to Colon exercises (1182).




Translations

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