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    Default Punctuation Help

    Can someone please help me use correct punctuation in this sentence. It is pretty simple but I want to make sure that it's correct because it goes in my personal statement.

    "Her reason for this cruel behavior: I had not bought the exact brand of glue she had asked us to buy."

    Is the colon correctly used or do I have to use a semi-colon?

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    Default Re: Punctuation Help

    It's fine.

    FRC

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I agree- use a colon here.

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