Define colon a principal mark of punctuation

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Colon : is used when a list, quotations or a long speech is to follow after it. This is used to explain the words - Namely,  as follows, following,  e.g. etc.

Examples-

1-Wordsworth wrote : Child is father of man.

2- Please send us the following items of furniture : chairs, tables, benches and stools.

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