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Using colon to add reason for the statement

Yes, a colon can be used at the end of a complete statement (an independent clause, a fully formed thought) to introduce a summary, a restatement, an elaboration, or an explanation of what was ...
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Using colon to add reason for the statement

Yes, a colon can separate two clauses with the second being an explanatory statement. "Little Red Riding Hood lied: wolves don't eat grandmothers; they eat elk, bison, and deer."—The Art of ...
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Is it better to use colon instead of semiclolon in 'He likes to talk about himself; that he is a successful businessman...'?

He likes to talk about himself; that he is a successful businessman, and that he is a wealthy man. We don't use the semicolon and the comma this way as the two latter clauses aren't independent. The ...
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