S: Colon Usage
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FC: Colon Usage By Elizabeth Smith
1: Incorrect Usages | This article title should include a colon after "Center" to read, "Lemur Center: One of a Kind"
2: Incorrect Usages
3: While these usages may not technically be incorrect, all three are unnecessary. They do not introduce lists or provide examples. The sentences would read smoother without them, although the intended meaning would be the same.
4: Incorrect Usages
5: These colons, much like those on the last pages, are unnecessary or incorrect. They do not add to, exemplify, contradict, or balance the first pieces of the sentences that come before them. In some cases, the colons could be taken out entirely without any difference made to the sentence.
6: Incorrect Usages | While maybe not totally incorrect, the below colon is very awkward in context. It is supposedly introducing a list of goals, but the fragments that follow are not formatted as though they are goals.
7: The colons used in the below table of contents are not necessarily required because they precede successions of periods, which achieve virtually the same effect as the colons in this case.
8: Correct Usages
9: Each of these colons is used correctly, as they are either introducing a list, examples, or a subtitle.
10: Correct Usage
11: Each of these colons is used correctly to introduce a list, example, or to draw attention to a particular fact or consideration. Colons are also always used in web addresses.
12: Correct Usage
13: These colons are all correct as they are used either in times, introducing a sub-title, or introducing lengthy quotes.