Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

Be careful when you're running toward: a tree, a mailbox, or a lamppost.

Don't run toward: a tree, a mailbox, or a lamppost.

Don't run into any of the following: a tree, a mailbox, or a lamppost.

Be careful of running into: a tree, a mailbox, or a lamppost.

1 Answer
Feb 7, 2018

Answer:

Option C)

Explanation:

The third one is correct because it is the only one that sets up the sentence as a list, which is what the use of a ":" suggests. I say this because of the use of the words "any of the following."