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Colons and Semicolons

Colons and Semicolons

  • Use a colon to separate the hour and minute when you write the time of day. Use a colon after the greeting of a business letter. 
  • Use a colon to introduce a list of items that ends a sentence. 
  • Do not use a colon if the list immediately follows a verb or a preposition.
  • Use a semicolon to combine parts of a compound sentence when a conjunction is not used.


  • Dear Professor Lightman: 

I will be late for tomorrow’s 8:30 class; I should be there by 9:00. I will bring the following: paper, three pencils, and an eraser.

Colons and Semicolons Worksheet

Write each line of the printed letter. Insert the correct punctuation where needed.
1. Dear Ms. Alton and Staff
2. Please find enclosed the following pins, badges, stickers.
3. We had more than enough these are the extras.
4. We handed them out until 1130 last night.
5. People shared these comments more variety, brighter colors, less text.
Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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