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C olon: Introducing the Following
 
Lesson 5-33
Prompt:The colon (:) functions to introduce whatever follows an independent clause: lists, examples, statements, or quotations. Example: "The following people stood before the judge: the defendant, the defense counsel, and the prosecuter." The colon may be used after such introductory words as note, remember, hint, and caution or after an introductory list: "Remember: fasten your seat belt when driving." or "History, science, math, and art: she teaches them all."
Directions:A colon has been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a colon by clicking between the words where you desire a colon to be.
1.ThefollowingisalistofthesuccessfulcandidatesAliceSmith,MariaGarcia,andLynnIkemori.
2.RemembertheelectionwillbeheldduringthirdperiodonJune5th.
3.Heseemedtohaveonlyoneviceeating.
4.Iamfondofthesepoeticwords"Forallsadwordsoftongueorpen,thesaddestarethese: Itmighthavebeen."
5.Herpatiencewasrunningoutachangemustbemade.
6.TheUnitedNationsmeetingwasattendedbythreenationsMexico,Portugal,andBrazil.
7.Cautionpavementisslipperywhenwet.
8.Microbiology,physics,chemistry,andastronomyheisanexpertinall.
9.NotetherewillbenoschoolonJanuary2.
10.Studentswhoarerunningforschoolofficesmustcompletethefollowingsubmitacompletedintentform,registerfortheleadershipclass,andsubmitatranscriptofgrades.
11.ThefollowingstateshavebeenselectedforreportsMaine,California,Nevada,andOregon.
12.Washington,Utah,Vermont,Wyoming,Montanawehavevisitedthemall.
13.TheopeningphraseinCaeser'sGallicWarsreadsasfollows"Galliaestomnisdivisainpartestres ..."
14.TheBoardofDirectorsgaveonlyonereasonforalltheausterityannouncementsthecompanyisoutofmoney.
15.Thebottom-linequestionisthiswillthecompanysurvive?
16.Thatsentencewaspoorlyconstructeditlackedbothunityandcoherence.
17.ThePreambletotheConstitutionreadsasfollows"WethepeopleoftheUnitedStates,inordertoformamoreperfectunion,establishjustice,insuredomestictranquility,provideforthecommondefense,promotethegeneralwelfare...."
18.Rememberonlyyoucanpreventforestfires.
19.ThedateandtimeofthepartywillbeasfollowsSaturday,July4,2006,from14:00to16:00hours.
20.Thecontentsofthewoman'sclosetincludedthefollowingshoes,belts,dresses,hats,andblouses.