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Topic: frump
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:31:37 PM
female tramp = frump?
Topic: period or colon
Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:14:52 PM
NKM wrote:
I agree, but you could omit the "as follows" without any loss of meaning.

- The natural expression is: "I went to the party with a friend."



Not according to the grammar section on this site. The colon should be used after an independent clause only:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Colons.htm

In that example, use a comma instead: "The natural expression is, 'I went to the party with a friend.'"

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