- Giving examples
- I like vegetables: tomatoes, potatoes and carrots.
- She hates animals: dogs, cats and rabbits.
- I have three things: a pen, a pineapple and an apple.
- 6 : 2 = 3
- 24 : 6 = 4
- Website addresses
We use the colon:
- to give examples, followed by a sequence of words;
- to express the mathematical operation of division;
- in website addresses, normally after ‘https’.
At A1 level you can take a look at these: The Slash, Question mark, Exclamation mark, Comma, Colon, Semicolon and Symbols.
At A2 level you can take a look at these: Dot, Question Mark, Exclamation mark, Comma 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 (1202).
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