Colons and Semicolons

April 22nd, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis 0

With the various types of punctuation, there should be some hard and fast rules for their usage, right? Well, there are. For example: the colon always goes on the outside of the quotation marks, unless it is part of the quoted text.

Example: I like the theme from “The Sun”: Love thy neighbor.

The semicolon always goes on the outside of the quotation marks, unless it is part of the quoted text.

Example: Jesus always said, “Love thy neighbor”; these are definitely words to live by.