Colon Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.9-10.2.B

Core Standard

The role of a colon in grammar normally serves three different types of purposes. Primarily they are used to introduce a series of items, just like a list starter. They can break up flows within sentences and should not be used in an ordinary progressive sentence. They can be used when a sentence that has two independent clauses, but only when the second sentence refers or draws back to the original clause. They can also be used to stress a word or group of words at the end of a sentence too. These worksheets give students practice on the task of the perfect colon placement within sentences or within lists.









When to Use a Colon Preview