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    Using Punctuation: Colon to Introduce a List

    Monday, March 28, 2011

    A colon is used to introduce a list.

    A good employee needs two things: a good attitude and a willingness to learn.

    Note: Don't use a colon to introduce a list if no summary words are used. (The summary words two things appear in the sentence above; there are no summary words in the sentence below.)

    A good employee needs a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

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