How do I correctly introduce the clause 'her mother's life' in this sentence? Should I use a colon, comma or something else?
First, it is worth noting that her fear is about an object: her mother’s life
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My vote is for a colon.
From UNC's writing center: (notice how I am introducing this with a colon :P)
Common uses of colons
- To announce, introduce, or direct attention to a list, a noun or noun phrase, a quotation, or an example/explanation