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Can I use a comma after a colon, in an independent clause that explains the preceding one?

A colon instead of a semicolon may be used between independent clauses when the second sentence explains, illustrates, paraphrases, or expands on the first sentence.

Example: He got what he worked for: he really earned that promotion.

So:

  • He got what he worked for: he really earned that promotion, his dream come true.

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