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What is the correct punctuation after "as follows"?

Here is a quick review of the advice that four influential style guides give for punctuating the lead-in to a display (vertical) list. The most important thing to note at the outset is that most of ...
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comma usage question: a New Yorker example

Yes, there is a rule. When a conjunction coordinates two conjuncts, then the author may make the second nonrestrictive by surrounding it (along with the preceding conjunction) with paired punctuation (...
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Use of pos­ses­sive apos­tro­phe with the sec­ond word of a com­pound proper noun like “Aus­tralian States”

They are called State upper houses (in Australia). The compound noun is State upper house[s], not Australian State[s]. So, Be­long­ing to the Aus­tralian State up­per houses of par­lia­ment (not one ...
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What is the correct punctuation after "as follows"?

Folwer's Modern English Usage regarding the colon: ". . . but the time when it was second member of the hierarchy, full stop, colon, semicolon, comma, is past. Some contemporary writers ...
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Not always commas with "respectively"?

In American English, you would write: "The Italian and French surveys were carried out in 2008 and 2009, respectively.", but "The Italian and French surveys were carried out ...
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