Uses of Colon in
Business Letters

Uses of Colon in Business Letters :

Uses of Colon in Business Letters :

Rule 1 — The salutation in business letters is usually followed by the colon.

Examples : Dear Sir: Gentlemen:

Rule 2 — A colon should be placed before a quotation, a specification of subjects, etc., when introduced by such expressions as this, these, that, as follows, etc.

Example : The Declaration of Independence reads as follows : "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, etc."

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