SEE REPORT Colons

Between a sentence and a list or explanation:
They have only one option left now: turn themselves in and apologize.

Quotations with independent clauses:
My German Professor had this to say about grammar: "Spoken language came first. Grammar is just an attempt to explain the mess after the fact."

*Notice the difference between this sentence and the one above:
My German Professor
said, "Spoken language came first. Grammar is just an attempt to explain the mess after the fact."


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