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Early afternoon: I decide to go for a walk.

The result in Peterborough shows: we're ready to finish the job.

The clothes we have are: new or old, vintage or modern, and expensive or cheap.


What is the purpose of the colon in these examples? The second example was from a political advert. But in all three, they don't seem necessary.


Is it common practice to use a colon this way.

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panda blue 483Is it common practice to use a colon this way?

No. They all look wrong to me.

CJ