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    Former/Latter

    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me whether there should be a colon preceding former/latter?:

    This analysis finds meaning by A and B...[:/.] [T/t]he former focuses on [...]; the latter relates to...

    ​Many thanks!
    Last edited by col89; 12-Aug-2013 at 22:05.

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    Re: Former/Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by col89 View Post
    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me whether there should be a colon preceding former/latter?:

    This analysis finds meaning by A and B...[:/.] [T/t]he former focuses on [...]; the latter relates to...

    ​Many thanks!
    A colon is not necessary. A new sentence is fine.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Aug-2013 at 22:30.

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    Re: Former/Latter

    Thanks! :)

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    Re: Former/Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by col89 View Post
    This analysis finds meaning by A and B...
    I agree with Mike. However, I find the part I have quoted above unnatural.

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    Re: Former/Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I agree with Mike. However, I find the part I have quoted above unnatural.
    Actually, I did too.

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