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Punctuation Hyphen And Dash

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  • 1. PUNCTUATION Dash And Hyphen
  • 2. The Dash and The Hyphen
    • The look almost the same, but do completely different things
    • Dash — (a little longer)
    • Hyphen - (a little shorter)
  • 3. The Dash —
    • Rule 1
    • A detour or interrupter
    • Can be used in place of a colon
    • Remember, you need an independent clause before the dash
    • It was my worst nightmare — cold pizza.
  • 4. The Dash —
    • Rule 2
    • Used instead of parentheses to enclose an aside.
    • Aside = A diversion
    • His new car was amazing — it was a 2010 Lamborghini — but he could never drive it outside.
  • 5. The Dash —
    • If your keyboard does not have the Dash symbol, use TWO HYPHENS - -
    • Use no more than 2 per sentence
  • 6. The Hyphen -
    • Rule 1
    • Separates individual words or parts of words.
    • Mother-in-law
    • two-thirds
    • Self-confident
    • Ex-president
    • Three-quarters
  • 7. Hyphen -
    • Which words get hyphens are which do not
    • If the word pair comes before a noun, use a hyphen to combine the words
    • He is a strong-willed father .
    • Those are water-resistant ducks .
    • I have a red-haired cousin .
  • 8. Hyphen -
    • Always use a hyphen when one of the words is self, quasi, ex, like, and fractions
    • *Quasi = resembling
    • He is self-confident .
    • She is our quasi-officia l leader.
    • He is the ex-president .
    • His helmet is shell-like .
    • He ate two-thirds of the pie.