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Punctuation Hyphen And Dash

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    • PUNCTUATION Dash And Hyphen
    • The Dash and The Hyphen
      • The look almost the same, but do completely different things
      • Dash — (a little longer)
      • Hyphen - (a little shorter)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Dash —
      • If your keyboard does not have the Dash symbol, use TWO HYPHENS - -
      • Use no more than 2 per sentence
    • The Hyphen -
      • Rule 1
      • Separates individual words or parts of words.
      • Mother-in-law
      • two-thirds
      • Self-confident
      • Ex-president
      • Three-quarters
    • 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 .
    • 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.