# Punctuation and capitalization after “I add the following”

texasrangersrule 04/30/2018. 0 answers, 53 views

The sentence is, "Parenthetically, I add the following" where then four sentences are written after.

Which is the correct punctuation after the sentence? A colon or period? If a colon, should the first word after be capitalized or not?

1. "Parenthetically, I add the following: x and y and z are the same..."
2. "Parenthetically, I add the following: X and y and z are the same..."
3. "Parenthetically, I add the following. X and y and z are the same..."