A colon will introduce a list or an explanation.
It can be used in place of the following words/phrases,
A colon is rare and shouldn’t be used if it’s not required.
For example, the ingredients include: jam, flour and soap.
The above example is incorrect. We should use the word ‘include’ OR the colon, but not both.
Remember, don’t overuse colons in your writing.
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