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Hi, I'm somewhat confused with the semi colon and colon in some uses. Look at the following sentences:

The problem isn't with the power supply; it's the with motherboard.

The problem isn't with the power supply: It's the with motherboard.

Are they both correct?

Feedback is much appreciated : >
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I much prefer the first (except it should of course read 'with the'). I suppose the second is possible, but generally the information following a colon is detail rather than an alternative.
Mister MicawberI much prefer the first (except it should of course read 'with the'). I suppose the second is possible, but generally the information following a colon is detail rather than an alternative.

Hi Mister Micawber

I wonder how you should pronounce the word 'read' here. Is it in the past tense or present tense ? I would really appreicate if you could explain that.

Thank you very much for your help.

Ernest
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Thankyou very much, Mister Micawber.
'It should of course reed...'

'It should have of course red...'

'It should of course be red as...'

I'm almost certain that it would be read in present tence, though it would be best to get someone else to confirm.

Hope that helps : >
Read is in the infinitive. The verb is 'should read'.
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Thank you Mister Micawber and anonymous. Emotion: big smile

Ernrest