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Using the Colon to Improve Style

In this exercise you will be given a sentence without a colon. Use a colon to improve the sentence's style by making it more forceful. You can move the feedback to compare it with your answer.

Look at the example below.

The only thing mankind has left is hope.

Mankind has only one thing left: hope.

1

I really can't stand cold rice pudding.

Here is a possible rearrangement of the sentence using a colon: There is one thing I really can't stand: cold rice pudding.Check your answer

2

The one country I would really love to visit is Mexico.

Here is a possible rearrangement of the sentence using a colon: There is one country I would really love to visit: Mexico.Check your answer

3

You have no choice but to accept the referee's decision.

Here is a possible rearrangement of the sentence using a colon: You have no choice: accept the referee's decision.Check your answer

4

The two things the company's success was founded on were service and value for money.

Here is a possible rearrangement of the sentence using a colon: The company's success was founded on two things: service and value for money.Check your answer

5

Climate change is the most serious threat to mankind's survival.

Here is a possible rearrangement of the sentence using a colon: Mankind is facing the most serious threat to its survival: climate change. Check your answer

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