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    Colon? Semi-Colon? Or Comma?!

    Hi there,

    In the following sentance:

    " No: the worst situation for a nurse is ...."

    After the "No" is it correct grammatical english to use a colon (as above), a semi-colon or a comma?

    Please help!!

    Thanks a lot


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    Re: Colon? Semi-Colon? Or Comma?!

    Without fuller context, I would use a full stop and make it into two sentences.

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    Re: Colon? Semi-Colon? Or Comma?!

    a comma

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    Re: Colon? Semi-Colon? Or Comma?!

    comma


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    Re: Colon? Semi-Colon? Or Comma?!

    It would, sort of, depend on your tone.
    But I would go with a period, it looks like the best choice anyways.
    Also, I can't recollect of a situation in which a colon or a semicolon would be appropriate.

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