Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

The four ordinal directions are: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest.

The four ordinal directions: are northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest.

There are four ordinal directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest.

Northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest are: the four ordinal directions.

1 Answer
Feb 8, 2018

Answer:

The correct answer would be the first one which is

The four ordinal directions are: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest.

Explanation:

because are is showing that there is a list, and if there is a colon that means that there should be a list.