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Which of the following is punctuated correctly?

  • My question for you is: how do I do that?
  • My question for you is; how do I do that?

Or should it be something different altogether?

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Colon works. Comma would also work "My question is, how do I do that? Semicolon is used for something else entirely.

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Exactly. Colons, semicolons, and commas (among others) are contrasted nicely by Lewis Thomas. –  John Lawler May 24 '13 at 21:02
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