Czech-born American tennis player Martina Navratilova not only reached the Wimbledon singles finals an impressive 12 times, holding a record for the most women’s singles titles won at Wimbledon: 9.
holding a record for the most women’s singles titles won at Wimbledon: 9
holding a record of 9, the most women’s singles titles won at Wimbledon
but she also holds a record of 9, the most women’s singles titles won at Wimbledon
but she also, having won 9 women’s singles titles, holds a record at Wimbledon
but she also holds a record for the most singles titles won at Wimbledon: 9
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The colon (:) is most often used to formally or emphatically introduce series, lists, appositives, and quotations. Generally, a colon implies a "promise," and what follows the colon "delivers on" that promise.
1. When extra emphasis or a degree of formality is desired, a colon can be employed to introduce a word, a phrase, or a clause used in apposition to a substantive (a noun or a noun substitute) in the introductory statement.
There is one thing a human being simply cannot do without: hope.
Her goal was easily stated: the state championship.
One factor cannot be ignored: the bottom line.
There was only one question left to answer: who had sent her the first warning?
Don't overlook the most important rule: never argue with the boss.
2. A colon is frequently used after an introductory statement that clearly indicates that something--a list or an enumeration, for example--is to follow.
The children were asked to bring certain supplies the next day: crayons, scissors, glue, glitter, and ribbon.
A number of unexpected problems cropped up: the orders didn't go out on time, there was a breakdown in communication with the branch offices, and our top salesman was recruited by another company.
The major holidays for the upcoming academic year are as follows: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Memorial day.
3. If a quoted passage is formal, long, or paragraphed separately, a colon is used to separate the introductory statement from the quotation that follows.
John F. Kennedy issued this stirring challenge: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
4. A colon is used after the salutation of a formal letter or a business letter. (A comma follows the salutation of a friendly letter or an informal letter.)
Dear Sir or Madam:
To the Selection Committee:
5. A colon is used to separate the title of a book or article from its subtitle.
"High Risk: Children Without a Conscience"
COMMON MISUSES OF THE COLON
1. Do not use a colon to separate a preposition from its objects.
She was in charge of: registration, cabin assignments, and camp clean-up.
She was in charge of registration, cabin assignments, and camp clean-up.
2. Do not use a colon to separate a verb from its objects.
I like to play: soccer, racquetball, and ice hockey.
I like to play soccer, racquetball, and ice hockey.
3. Do not use a colon after "such as."
I enjoy playing physically demanding sports such as: soccer, racquetball, and ice hockey.
I enjoy playing physically demanding sports such as soccer, racquetball, and ice hockey.
4. After a word, phrase, or clause has been introduced by a colon, the sentence must end with the introduced element. (The main clause cannot be picked up again after the introduced element.)
We were offered a choice of desserts: pudding, an assortment of pastries, and a fruit cocktail, but we were too stuffed to eat another bite.
We were offered a choice of desserts: pudding, an assortment of pastries, and a fruit cocktail. Unfortunately, we were too stuffed to eat another bite.