Mechanics - Punctuation - Colons
Use a colon to separate two complete sentencesA simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb.
Source: Lesson 91 when the second sentence explains, amplifies, or illustrates the first.
Jim had a good idea: He wanted to consult with the builder.
Instructions: Place colons where needed.
1. There has been no change in our plans. We will leave at 1000 P.M.
2. He stated his plans. He would borrow money; he would secure a plane; he would fly around the world.
3. That morning the people saw the problem. During the night a tree had downed the power lines.
4. Now the men knew what to do. The pressure would be increased in the forward compartment.
5. They were worried about Fred. He would fall asleep at work and spend too much time alone.