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-. – . How is the dash different from the hyphen?. With a hyphen, you . don’t press the space bar. on either side of it.. . Well. -. dressed young lady.. . The all. -. American quarterback.. ID: 306077 Download Presentation

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How is the dash different from the hyphen?

With a hyphen, you

don’t press the space bar

on either side of it.

Well

-

dressed young lady.

The all

-

American quarterback.

With a dash, you

DO press

the space bar on either side of it. The computer automatically makes it wider.

We were surprised

in fact, amazed

to learn that the game had been called off.

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Sometimes words, phrases, and sentences are used parenthetically; that is, they break into the main thought of a sentence. The penguin, however, has swum away. Her worry (how could she explain the mix-up?) kept her up all night.

Using the dash

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Most parenthetical elements are set off by commas and parentheses. Sometimes, however, parenthetical elements are such an interruption that a stronger mark is needed. In such cases, a dash is used.

Using the dash

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A dash creates a longer, more emphatic pause than a comma and usually shows an abrupt change in thought. - use a dash to set off or emphasize other interrupters that show an abrupt change in thought.

the dash emphasizes an added comment

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- use a dash to set off one sentence that interrupts another The truth is – and I am quite sure of this – Star Wars is the greatest movie ever made.- use a dash to set off or emphasize other interrupters that show an abrupt change in thought. Wheaton South – get a load of their ugly uniforms – is located on Butterfield road.

the dash emphasizes an added comment

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- use a dash to emphasize an added change in thought.

the dash emphasizes an added comment

The winner is – but I don’t want to give it away yet.It was an exciting game – Brazil had taken the lead, but Italy had scored in overtime.

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Use a dash to indicate an abrupt break in thought or speech: There are a thousand reasons – well, not a thousand, but many – that we should go. Our dog – he’s a long-haired poodle – is too affectionate to be a good watchdog.

Using the dash

hyphen

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Use a dash to indicate an unfinished thought in speech: The actress started, “This is so – ” and then choked up so much she couldn’t continue.

Using the dash

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1. Chemistry class man, that’s a hard subject is required for graduation.2. Very few students four, to be accurate studied for the quiz.

1. Chemistry class – man, that’s a hard subject – is required for graduation.2. Very few students – four, to be accurate – studied for the quiz.

Where does the dash go?

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1. “Why why can’t I come, too?” Janet asked hesitantly.2. You’re being” Tina began then stopped.

1. “Why – why can’t I come, too?” Janet asked hesitantly.2. You’re being – ” Tina began then stopped.

Where does the dash go?

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Use a dash to indicate namely, that is, or in other words or to otherwise introduce an introduction. I know what we could get Mom for her birthday – a new photo album. [namely] She could put all those loose pictures – the ones she’s taken since Christmas – in it. [that is]

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Whenever you are tempted to use a dash, remember to use no more than two per sentence. If you do use two, they should act like parentheses. After the accident, Karena looked – and she would be the first to admit it – very ashen and sickly.

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