NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
A colon is used to indicate that information follows. The material that follows the
Purpose of the
colon illustrates, restates, or depends on what comes before the colon.
Read the rules and examples for using colons. Then practice applying the rules in
the exercises that follow the table.
Use a colon...
with lists and explanations.
These are functions of management:
planning, organizing, directing, and
when a sentence contains an
The Colonel was awarded the following
decorations: the Distinguished Service
Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and
with a formal quotation when say or a
The Sergeant looked up: "What was
substitute for say has been left out.
The General turned: "Who gave that
The following are additional uses of the colon:
BY ORDER OF COLONEL SMITH;
Luke 5: 9-12
Journal of Education 3: 342-358
FOR THE COMMANDER:
To Whom It May Concern:
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