In using a colon to introduce a quotation, be sure the clause before the colon is a complete sentence (can stand alone). Which sentence below uses a colon correctly?
A. Robert Frost once said: "How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?"
B. Robert Frost described poetry insightfully: "Poetry begins in delight . . . and ends in wisdom."
C. Frost declared: "Earth's the right place for love.I don't know where it's likely to go better."
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the only one that could be a sentence by its self without the quote is B. Robert Frost described poetry insightfully: "Poetry begins in delight . . . and ends in wisdom."
the rest cant be sentences by themselves....so i think that would be correct....