What Are Colons? (with Examples)The colon (:) is a common punctuation mark. It is also called the full colon.
Listed below are the uses for the colon.
Use a Colon with an Appositive at the end of a SentenceYou can use a colon to expand on something previously mentioned in the sentence. (The words after the colon are called an appositive.) For example:
- His influence is obvious in two buildings: the local church and pavilion. (In this example, the local church and pavilion is the appositive of two buildings.)