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    Punctuation in sentences with colon

    The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author's signature.

    German grammar is simple: in that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.

    Her daughter went on a diet that consisted of all fast food: hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries.

    The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted: a truck, a train, and a million dollars.


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    Re: Punctuation in sentences with colon

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitar View Post
    The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author's signature.

    German grammar is simple: in that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.

    Her daughter went on a diet that consisted of all fast food: hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries.

    The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted: a truck, a train, and a million dollars.
    I would omit the colons in #1 and #4.

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