Use a colon:

The following table gives examples of the use of colons.

Examples of colon usage

To do:

  • Mow lawn
  • Trim bushes


Dear Sir:
(Business letter salutation)

It is Election Day: Time to vote!

(An independent clase precedes an explanation)

"To be or not to be: that is the question"

(An explanation precedes an independent clause)

MARY: I'm hungry
JOHN: Let's grab some pizza.
MARY: Sounds good to me!


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