These are the ways to use a colon properly in your writing:

Use case Example
To introduce unordered lists, tables, or images. Always precede lists, tables, and images with a full sentence. Use a full sentence and a colon to introduce the following items:

  • Unordered lists
  • Tables
  • Images
To introduce a list within a sentence. The application can access the following items: the file system, the command line, and other applications.
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