Colons Worksheet

Category: Punctuation

Practice your punctuation with this Colons Worksheet. Ten exercises make you determine whether a colon is used correctly. In situations where it is not, you must make any necessary corrections to create the correct usage.

Colons Worksheet


In the following exercises, examine the use of each colon. For any colons that are used incorrectly, rewrite the sentence or list to correct it.

  • Tammy’s shopping list made it clear she was pregnant because the list included: doughnuts, anchovies, pickles, ice cream, potato sausage and hot sauce.

  • Incorporating a variety of different exercises into a workout plan produces the best results: training exercises to consider include bicep curls, lunges, squats, mountain climbers and more.

  • The only person who matters in this decision is: you.

  • The ingredients for the cake are:

    • flour
    • sugar
    • baking powder
    • vanilla
    • Eggs
  • The symptoms of the flu include the following: headaches, dizziness, sweating, fatigue, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.

  • The manager plans to address various aspects of employee behavior with the memo, including: arriving to work late, taking too long of a lunch break and exhibiting rude behavior to customers.

  • Organized-crime organizations, such as the mafia, usually focus their illegal activities in: tax evasion via money laundering, fraud and drug trafficking.

  • The activist emphasized his support of civil rights by reciting the words from a portion of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech: “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”

  • However you look at it: the price of gas continues to rise for superficial reasons, which makes driving a burden to many families around the country.

  • When you are trying to lose weight, you must stay very focused: on one thing – your diet.