The colon is a punctuation mark composed by two dots in a vertical line. It is used in different situations.
The symbol of colon is :
It is composed by two dots in a vertical line.
- 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
We use the colon:
- to announce that an enumeration will follow;
- to express the time, writing the colon between the hours and the minutes.
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.
External link to Colon exercises (1182).
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