|Using Colons Effectively||
This quiz was prepared by Noreena Sondhi, a student in Professor Karyn Hollis's Tutor Training course at Villanova University.
Directions: Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. Usually, the sentence can be improved with the addition of a colon. Sometimes, though, the sentence will contain a colon which needs to be removed or placed elsewhere. A bit of rewriting might be necessary. When you are finished with each sentence (or, if you wish, wait until you've done them all), click on "Grammar's Version," which will reveal how we would have used colons in these sentences. Don't cheat by looking at Grammar's Version first.
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