- Created by: GreenGooSnake
- Created on: 31-07-19 18:10
1. This is a colon :
If you want to introduce a list, you use a colon.
This is what you need to go camping: one tent, a gas stove, board games, two saucepans, a kettle and a torch.
Only use a colon to introduce a list if it follows a main clause. If this sentence started with "you need", you wouldn't use a colon because that's not a main clause.
2. Colons are also handy for showing that you're about to explain a point you've just made.
Mr Fligginbottom was feeling very stupid: he'd forgotten to pack any trousers.
- The first part of the sentence needs to be a main…