Use colons to separate hours and minutes within a reference of time.
9:30 A.M. 6:45 P.M.
Use colons to make a clear, formal separation between the salutation and the body of a business letter.
Dear Sir: Dear Ms. Truffle:
Use colons to separate the chapters and verses of a Biblical reference.
Esther 4:14 Philippians 4:13
Use colons to separate titles from subtitles.
Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction
Use colons for separation within a ratio.
As I said in part one, there are other grammatical uses for the colon; however, these seven rules are some of the most common. I hope you all have enjoyed this three-part series! If you have a question and/or comment, or if you simply have a request for a future Grammatically Yours post, feel free to leave it in the comment box below. Thank you for reading!
Day One: The Colon Loves Lists
Day Two: The Colon Loves Introductions
Day Three: The Colon Loves Separations <you are here>