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"Here are two choices: pizza and hot dogs."

Would that be correct, or can the colon only introduce three or more objects?

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    The colon can even introduce just one object. – Peter Shor Apr 18 '17 at 23:54
  • You are asking: can the colon introduce only two objects?, or can the colon only introduce three or more objects? and your introducing sentence is "Here are two choices:! You may make only one choice or two, three or as many as you like and let the colon introduce them all. – mahmud koya Apr 19 '17 at 0:44
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Actually, colons can be used with any number of items, including just one:

Rule 1a. Use a colon to introduce an item or a series of items.
GrammarBook.com

Here's an example with 2:

It's correct to say, "Grammar Girl has two favorite hobbies: watching clouds and seeing how long she can stand on one foot."
Grammar Girl : Colons :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

So, as long as you follow the other rules for when to use a colon (which you seem to be), any number of items can follow.

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