Colons

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Preceding a list

Include a colon at the end of a phrase that directly introduces a list.

Example:

We can create a backup of all sorts of things to make the transition easier, including:

    • The apps you’ve installed on your phone, along with high scores and progress from participating apps.
    • The passwords for your accounts.
    • Your call history.

In titles and headings

When you use a colon in a title or heading, capitalize the word that follows it.

Examples:

Block party: Communities use Minecraft to create public spaces

Why people lose interest in STEM: New research has some answers

Get started with Azure IoT: An interactive developer guide

Additional Colon Usage Information

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