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    Saumil Guest

    Default Colon or semi-colon

    We're stuck. We cannot decide between:

    We don't make movies; our movies make us.

    and

    We don't make movies: our movies make us.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Colon or semi-colon

    Quote Originally Posted by Saumil
    We're stuck. We cannot decide between: We don't make movies; our movies make us and We don't make movies: our movies make us.
    A colon (:) is like a pointing arrow (i.e., Follow me ), whereas a semicolon (;) is a pause (i.e., stop and think ).

    We don't make movies: (=>) our movies make us.
    We don't make movies; (pause) our movies make us.

    Both are fine.

    You'll have to decide.

    Click here to find out more about the differences between a colon and a semicolon.

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