Should the first word after a colon be capitalized? Which of the following is correct?
For example: This.
For example: this.
This can go either way. If you are starting a complete sentence that represents a summation of what came before, you are certainly entitled to capitalize the sentence.
Here’s an example of such a sentence:
There is a sentence after the
But if you are using the colon to offset a list or other material that does not form a complete sentence, it makes no sense to capitalize what follows:
Here are some examples of breakfast
foods: eggs, bacon, toast, hash
browns, orange juice, coffee.