The Colon

The colon expands on the sentence that precedes it.

  • There are many reasons for poor written communication: lack of planning, poor grammar, misuse of punctuation marks and insufficient vocabulary.
  • He collected a strange assortment of items: bird's eggs, stamps, bottle tops, string and buttons.
  • Peter had an eclectic taste in music: latin, jazz, country and western, pop, blues and classical.