The colon and fragment sentence

I learned, as an ESL student, that to use a colon, we need a complete thought. That’s, for example, what defends Mignon Fogarty from Quick and Dirty Tips (

I guess The York Times created a sentence fragment in their headline.
“My message to Hillary Clintos is:…”

What do you guys think? See a print attached.


This is what I have always been taught as well. This is from a letter to the editor. Maybe they allow more leeway and try to print the letters as written.

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Maybe. I haven’t read the article, just the headline. I follow them o Facebook. Thanks, Luschen.

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