colon usage

u18ca2

Senior Member
ingles/English, Scotland
Furthermore, I am very grateful for the way in which I have not been made to feel a nuisance during my teaching placement: thank you for your advice and encouragement.

Is the use of a colon correct in this case?
 
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Not really, a period + a new sentence OR a semi-colon would be preferable.

    Furthermore, I am very grateful for the way in which I have not been made to feel a nuisance during my teaching placement. Thank you for your advice and encouragement. (this option is the best one)

    Furthermore, I am very grateful for the way in which I have not been made to feel a nuisance during my teaching placement; thank you for your advice and encouragement. (this option may be grammatically correct, but the two sentences really have different emphases, and so why link them with a semi-colon?)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question
     

    u18ca2

    Senior Member
    ingles/English, Scotland
    Could I also say...

    "I am very grateful for the way in which I have not been made to feel a nuisance; thank you." ...?
     
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