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    Hello,

    Which of these two sentences do you think is the correct one?

    He has got three children, two daughters, one son

    He has got three children: two daughters and one son.

    Thank you for you help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Which of these two sentences do you think is the correct one?

    He has got three children, two daughters, one son

    He has got three children: two daughters and one son.

    Thank you for you help
    Sentence 2, though I would use a dash instead of a colon.

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    Default Re: and ?

    A colon is perfectly correct here. In fact, this is an example of one of the most common uses of the colon - the opening clause establishes a set, the text following the colon lists the elements of that set. The dash is often used instead of a colon but it's simply a question of preference.

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