Here are our attempts at sentences using a colon to separate the extra detail we gave from the basic remark.
- Discuss the weather today. It's hot. The sky is clear. There's no wind.
It's really hot today: the blazing sun, cloudless skies and lack of wind make it unbearable.
- Describe a Yule Log made of chocolate, cream, sponge and jam.
The Yule Log was really rich: thick chocolate coating on a dark-chocolate sponge filled with sticky jam and whipped cream.
- Write something about how a marathon winner feels at the end. Tired. Hot. Sweaty. Relieved.
At the end of the race, Laura was exhausted: her legs were on fire, she was dripping in sweat but overjoyed to have won.
Notice how we used a metaphor in the last example. Like the Yule Log ingredients, we like adding richness!
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