Unit 11.1


Colon

INTRODUCTION

The colon is a punctuation mark composed by two dots in a vertical line.

FORM

EXAMPLE

  1. 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.
  2. In a formal letter or in an e-mail
    • Dear Ms. Johnson:
    • Dear Mrs. Taylor:
    • Dear Ms. Peterson
  3. Expressing the mathematical operation of division
    • 6 : 2 = 3
    • 24 : 6 = 4
    • 36 : 6 = 6
  4. Website addresses
    • https://www.example.com

USE

We use the colon:

  1. to give examples
  2. in a formal letter or in an e-mail
  3. to express the mathematical operation of division
  4. in website addresses

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