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ratóncolorao

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Hello,

Which of these two sentences do you think is the correct one?

He has got three children, two daughters, one son

He has got three children: two daughters and one son.

Thank you for you help :)
 

emsr2d2

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Hello,

Which of these two sentences do you think is the correct one?

He has got three children, two daughters, one son

He has got three children: two daughters and one son.

Thank you for you help :)

Sentence 2, though I would use a dash instead of a colon.
 

bertietheblue

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A colon is perfectly correct here. In fact, this is an example of one of the most common uses of the colon - the opening clause establishes a set, the text following the colon lists the elements of that set. The dash is often used instead of a colon but it's simply a question of preference.
 
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