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    Me too! They add so much clip-and-go gravitas; the very essence of lexical chin-stroking.
    Colons are traditionally used to introduce a restatement. Properly used, if one follows the style guides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    Me too! They add so much clip-and-go gravitas; the very essence of lexical chin-stroking.
    If a comma is the proverbial stop sign, then a semi-colon is a YIELD sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhythmOvPain View Post
    If a comma is the proverbial stop sign, then a semi-colon is a YIELD sign.

    Lulz.
    Nah, a full-stop is a red light, and a comma is a yield sign. A colon might be a stop sign but it's all much of a muchness because a semi-colon is an unplanned pause on a cross country drive where you discover a hidden community of nymphs/trolls/fish-people lolling about in a pastoral idyll.

    An m-dash now; that's a sign promising bounty over the next rise. You could drive on by – but you know you won't.

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    I use a comma if the quote is followed by a dialogue tag ("That's my cheese," Julie exclaimed). If it's followed by or preceding an action, I use a period or other appropriate punctuation (Julie reached for the cheese. "That's my cheese!"). The only exception to the former is when it's a question, when obviously a question mark is used.

    That's my system, at least.

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