Introductory Clauses

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Introductory Clauses

A colon is used after an introductory clause that contains a complete thought and will be followed by a list.

To reregister the account, we must receive the following documentation: a copy of your divorce decree, a completed application, and written instructions from you.

   

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6/4/2011 6:41:40 PM
Jane said:

i dont understand this....not help at all




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