Writing for Business

Apr 29 2009   6:24PM GMT

Colons and semicolons

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
There are three major areas of __________ network virtualization, storage virtualization and server virtualization.

a. virtualization;
b. virtualization:

Answer: b

Explanation: A colon is used to introduce a list of items after an independent clause. You would use a semicolon in that spot to introduce another independent clause that was closely related to the first one.

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