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  1. Unregistered

    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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    Re: Punctuation Help

    It's fine.


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    English Teacher
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    Re: Punctuation Help

    I agree- use a colon here.

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