Unit 11.1

Colon

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

  • 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.
  • Division
    • 6 : 2 = 3
    • 24 : 6 = 4
  • Website addresses
    • https://www.example.com
    • https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

Use

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’.

Related

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.

Exercises

External link to Colon exercises (1202).




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