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GMAT Verbal Question Advice On Colons

You may end up facing some tough concepts on the GMAT Verbal Questions on the GMAT test. Don’t be too worried about these concepts though. The following is some help on how to solve these practice GMAT verbal questions when dealing with colon’s.

1). To begin, a colon is often used to introduce a list at the very end of sentence

An example of this is: John’s home has four rooms: a kitchen, a dining room, a bedroom, and porch.

2). Additionally, a colon can be used to introduce an example related to something that had just been brought up.

An example of this is: The man had only one desire: to see his bank account.

3). On GMAT Verbal questions, a colon is used to introduce a quote.

4). On GMAT Verbal questions, a colon is also used after the salutation in a letter

5). A colon can be used to seperate hours from minutes when the time is written.

There are also times when a colon will be misused on the GMAT Test. Here are some examples:

1). On the GMAT verbal questions, don’t use a colon after such as or including

An example of this is: All of the old people were there, including : X, Y, Z, and A

2). On the GMAT verbal questions, don’t use a colon directly after a form of verb be

The three most popular mucisians of classical music, according to the news, are : Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.

3). On the GMAT verbal questions, don’t use a colon between a verb and its object or between a preposition and its object.

The family went to: United States, Montreal, and Quebec.

We sincerely hope this was of help to you on your GMAT Verbal Questions. Best of luck on your GMAT Test and on the GMAT Verbal Questions.

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