Use of a COLON?

The sentence I’m trying to determine whether I need a colon or not is:

"Marc, your Final Product touches on key points that are constantly in many managers’ minds throughout the business world, such as: workplace productivity and workers’ health."

I think there needs to be a colon between "as" and "workplace" because the second ("workplace productivity and workers’ health") clause further explains the first one. What do you guys think? Colon or no colon?

One comment

  • sarahbean

    Actually, you don’t need a colon unless you drop the "such as". Colons are usually used when listing more than one thing, so I would probably go for Option 2 since you are only listing 2 things.

    Option 1
    Marc, your Final Product touches on key points that are constantly in many managers’ minds throughout the business world: workplace productivity and workers’ health.

    Option 2
    Marc, your Final Product touches on key points that are constantly in many managers’ minds throughout the business world, such as workplace productivity and workers’ health."

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