Unit 11.1

Colon

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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 dota in a vertical line.

Example

Schemes and indexes

  • The ingredients of pizza are:
    • cheese
    • ham
    • tomato sauce

Literary quotes

  • J.R.R. Tolkein wrote: ‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
  • Emily Brontë wrote: ‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.’
  • A.A. Milne wrote: “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

Use

We use the colon in:

  • schemes and indexes
  • literary quotes

Related

At A1 level you can take a look at these:

At A2 level you can take a look at these:

At B1 level you can take a look at these:

At B2 level you can take a look at these:

Exercises

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